FAP Nano-Grout HF is a pre-mixed, pre-bagged cementitious non-shrink grouting compound specially formulated to produce a high performance, pourable grout with high strength and expansive properties. This imparts controlled expansion in both the plastic and hardened phases whilst minimizing water demand.
Surface Preparation : Ensure the foundation surface is free of dirt, dust, oil, laitance, paint, curing compounds etc. Bolt holes and fixing pockets should be blown clean of any dirt or debris. Soak the area to be grouted with fresh water for 24 hours prior to grouting; this will minimise local absorption and assist in the free flow of the grout. Immediately before grouting takes place any standing water should be removed with care being taken to blow out all bolt holes and pockets. Base plates, bolts etc must be free of grease, oil and coatings. Equipment should be aligned and fixed in place before grouting. Ensure formwork is secure and watertight to prevent grout loss and movement during placing and curing. The use of formwork tape is recommended. During hot temperatures keep FAP Nano-Grout HF and the areas to be grouted cool and shaded.
Mixing : Water contents are fixed at 3 liters/ 25 kg bag to ensure the stated results are reproduceable on site. Minor increases can be made (+10%) during very hot and dry grouting applications. Prior to mixing ensure that sufficient FAP Nano-Grout HF is available to complete all grouting operations. Ensure the mixer is damp but free of standing water. Add the water into the mixer and slowly introduce the entire contents of the bag of FAP Nano-Grout HF. In hot weather use chilled water for mixing. Mix for at least 5 minutes until the grout has a smooth, even, lump free consistency.
Placing : FAP Nano Grout HF may be placed in thicknesses from 10mm up to 80mm in a single pour when used as an under-plate grout. Grout bolt holes and pockets prior to grouting between the substrate and base plate. Chains or metal straps laid in the form work prior to placing may be necessary to assist grout flow. Pour the grout continuously from one side of the void to may be placed in thicknesses from 10mm up to 80mm in a single pour when used as an under-plate grout. Grout bolt holes and pockets prior to grouting between the substrate and base plate. Chains or metal straps laid in the form work prior to placing may be necessary to assist grout flow. Pour the grout continuously from one side of the void to eliminate air. Grout should be poured across the shortest distance of travel. Maintain a constant hydrostatic head so that a continuous grout front is achieved. When large volumes have to be placed, the use of a diaphragm pump is recommended. Avoid exposed shoulders on grout wherever possible. Shoulders will cure at different rates to the bulk of the grout due to differences in volume and temperature. Cracking or debonding may occur in extreme cases. Anchor shoulders with reinforcement if required.
Curing : On completion of the grouting operation, exposed areas should be thoroughly cured in accordance with normal practice utilizing water, wet hessian or a curing compound.
FAP Nano- Grout HF is available in 25 kg bags and has a minimum shelf life of 12 months provided it is stored under cover, out of direct sunlight
As with all chemical products, caution should always be exercised. Protective clothing, Such as gloves and goggle, should be worn. Should any of the products be accidentally swallowed, do not induce vomit but call for medical assistance immediately. Ensure the container is available for the medical attendant to examine any relevant instructions and contents details. Reseal all containers after use and ensure product is stored as instructed on the safety section of the labeling.