13 OCTOBER, 2022
There are a number of key things to consider when choosing the most appropriate manhole bedding mortar.
Depending on the application and circumstances of the project you are working on can choose;
It's important to select a bedding mortar which has a minimum of a 6 month shelf life. This means the product will remain workable and to the highest quality 6 months after the manufacture date.
A 25kg bag of a good quality bedding mortar should provide 1m2 of coverage at 12.5mm thick.
Rapid setting mortar should not be used in layer thicknesses of greater than 75mm.
When working with repaid setting mortar, its important to remember that due to the high content of cement within the mix, the period in which the product remains workable after adding water can be quite small.
MBM 30 will remain workable for 10 minutes before setting
MBM 60 will remain workable for 15 minutes before setting
MBM 90 will remain workable for 15 minutes before setting
MBM 104 will remain workable for 20 minutes before setting
To attain the most cost effective pricing for rapid setting mortar, it is important to purchase in pallet quantities, minimising the impact of the ever increasing cost of transport and logistics per bag.
Red Stag Materials have selected Larsen Building Products range of MBM Highway Products to offer to our customers, due to the high quality and cost effectiveness. There is a number of equivalent brands and products available on the market, each with a similar outcome.
The three main manufacturers of these products are;
M45 is the most rapid setting mortar within the Ultracrete range, reaching 20Mpa within 45 minutes.
M60 is the equivalent product to MBM60 which also achieves 20MPa within 60 minutes.
M90 is the equivalent product to MBM90 which also achieves 20MPa within 90 minutes.
PY104 is the equivalent product to MBM104 which are both BBA HAPAS approved, providing high compressive, flexural and tensile strengths.
Ultibed Mortar 45 is the most rapid setting mortar within the Ultibed range, reaching 20Mpa within 45 minutes.
Ultibed Mortar 60 is the equivalent product to MBM60 which also achieves 20MPa within 60 minutes.
Ultibed Mortar 90 is the equivalent product to MBM90 which also achieves 20MPa within 90 minutes.
Ultibed PR is the equivalent product to MBM104 however is not BBA HAPAS approved.
Highway CA45 mortar from Parex is similar to MBM45.
Highway C2 mortar from Parex is similar to MBM90.
Red Stag Materials offer a wide range of products for the Highway and Utilities sectors, providing a one stop shop to all contractors in these sectors.
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