GROVE® 30

Smoothing Mortar
for Masonry Surfaces

Description

GROVE 30 is a one-component, powder premix based on cement binders and siliceous aggregates, that is water repellent, highly thixotropic, fibre reinforced and characterized by the absence of both shrinkage and cracking, moreover by adding just clean water, it gives rise to a mixture suitable for smoothing and repairing cement-based surfaces whenever high mechanical strength is required.

Once fully cured, the product exhibits medium mechanical strength and bending.

The product is specifically formulated for the realization of layers varying in thickness from 2 mm to 2-3 cm per each application layer, up to a maximum of 5 cm without the need for any reinforcement mesh.

Usage field

GROVE 30 is used:

  • in both restoration and cold shuts of either new or degraded concrete structures to be smoothed, such as containment tanks of all types, swimming pools to be covered with tiles, mosaics, towels, or resins, etc..;
  • on walls as repairs for either gravel nests or irregularities caused on building structures by incorrectly positioned formworks and on artifacts generally with non-compliant finishes;
  • to realize coves for wall to floor connection.

 

 

Packaging

25 kg bag in 48 bags pallets

GROVE® 30

Smoothing Mortar
for Masonry Surfaces

Application

Substrate Preparation:

  • properly clean and remove any loose parts;
  • wet the laying surface before applying GROVE 30.

 

Mixture Preparation:

  • pour into a cement mixer 4.25 - 4.5 litres of clean water;
  • slowly pour the powder (1 bag) and check the mixture after 2 minutes;
  • adjust with water according to need and mix for a further 2 minutes.

 

 

Product Application:

  • apply the mixture with a trowel to the part to be repaired, until the desired thickness is achieved;
  • use within 1 hour at 20°C;
  • if additional coats are to be laid, reapply within 3-4 hours from the first coat, before it is fully set.
  • as soon as the mortar begins to set, proceed with the finish troweling.

 

 

 

Product Curing

During hot weather, once the first 6-8 hours after application elapsed, ensure a proper curing of the product wetting the treated area for at least 48 hours after installation.

 

GROVE® 30

Smoothing Mortar
for Masonry Surfaces

Average Consumption

To obtain approximately 1 cm thickness of dry product, approximately 20 kg/m² are required.

GROVE® 30

Smoothing Mortar
for Masonry Surfaces

Features

Granulometry, UNI EN 933-1

mm

≤ 1.25

Bulk density of the mix, UNI EN 1015-6

kg/m3

1970

Mixture Life Time

min

60

Mixing water (parts by weight of water per 100 parts by weight of powdered product)

%

17-18

Fresh mortar consistency, UNI EN 1015-3

mm

170

Flexural Strength at 28 days, UNI EN 1015-11

MPa

7

Compressive strength at 28 days, UNI EN 1015-11

MPa

35

Adherence to support,  UNI EN 1015-12

MPa

≤ 1.5

Euroclass system of reaction to fire

 

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Application Temperature

°C

from +5 to +30

Note: The test method refers to regulations as indicated on the table.

GROVE® 30

Smoothing Mortar
for Masonry Surfaces

Warning and informations
  • Apply at temperatures ranging from +5°C to +30°C.
  • During the most unfavourable seasons particular attention must be given to the directions for curing the product.
  • Do not apply on frozen substrates.
  • Do not install in strong sunlight or when rain is expected or in very windy weather conditions.
  • Do not apply in thicknesses lower than 1 cm.
  • During the setting phase do not remix the product adding water.
Preservation

12 months in original packaging, in a dry area out of direct sunlight, between +5°C and +35°C.

The product is moisture sensitive.