Concrete Integral Colors at Monster Constructors Store
Concrete Integral Color is produced and designed to be added
to ready-mixed concrete as well as other cementitious materials to
achieve a broad range
of colors in architectural concrete. Suggested uses, but not limited to
Slab-on-Grade, Pre-Cast, Tilt-Up, Concrete Pavers, and Roof Tiles.
Concrete Integral Color is a blend of synthetic
iron Oxides, Normal Set Water-Reducing Admixtures, and Dispersing
Agents to create
an engineered product conforming to ASTM Standards C-979 and C-494 as
they relate to
ACI Concreting Practices for Architectural Concrete. Concrete Integral
Colors are UV
Resistant for colorfast, lime-proof, and air entrained for permanent
color results for any
Concrete Integral Colored Admixtures are packaged in
disintegrating bags that contain the precise amount of product to
accommodate any mix
design set forth by a specific ready-mixed producer. The measurement
system by which
the admixture is introduced to the mixing drum is at one bag per cubic
yard of concrete
on board the ready-mixed truck. This process is to eliminate human
error of having to
weigh a precise quantity of colored admixture per pounds per sack of
Integral Colors are available in many standard colors and custom
selections, which are
produced for the customer at no additional charge with no minimum or
It is strongly suggested by the manufacturer to use the same raw
materials supplier through out the entire project so as to eliminate
the definite possibility
of color deviation of the proposed architectural colored admixture.
When batching readymix,
the slump of the concrete should never exceed a 5” inch slump
unless the use of a
super-plastisizer has been incorporated by a ready-mixed
company’s Quality Control
department and approved by the color manufacturer for complete
compatibility. It is very
important to remain consistent with mix designs from truck-to-truck for
Since the of water to concrete trucks is very common in the industry,
it is very important
to remember that excessive water is very detrimental to architectural
concrete for two
reasons: the compressive strength of the concrete can be compromised
lead to many other negative results for a structure, and the color
selection of the
admixture will not produced the desired color per the design intent.
When the use of an accelerator arises for the purpose of Cold-Weather
Concreting it is
very important to remember that the use of a Non-Chloride based
accelerator be used
rather than a Calcium Chloride based because of the excessive amounts
hydroxides or more commonly known as efflorescence, which will form at
the surface to
distort and discolor the desired effect.
Concrete Integral Colors should to be added to the ready-mixed
trucks at the batch
plants in the following manner:
• First and foremost make sure that the trucks are
in good condition, meaning
the vehicles have adequate drum turning speed, mixing blades are
disperse the material, and that they are not contaminated from a
• Add approximately 40% of the mixing water and
cementitious materials to the
ready-mixed truck before the addition of Concrete Integral Color
• Charge the drum for approximately 4-5 minutes,
followed by the addition of
the balance of cementitious materials, continuing to charge the drum
additional 10 minutes or 120 revolutions if the trucks are equipped
• When using Concrete Integral Color, it is a very
user friendly, value added product
to introduce to the ready-mix drum unopened for a cleaner addition to
truck as well as the driver. However if a mix design has incorporated
of pea gravel rather than ¾ or 1” aggregates, Do
Not place bags unopened in
the drum for mixing as they will not adequately disperse and dissolve.
because the disintegrating bags rely on the size of the aggregates in
the mix to
break them down before the discharging of the colored admixture occurs.
Concrete Integral Colored Admixtures it is important to follow these
• Always place architectural
colored admixtures on a properly drained and adequate
load bearing substrate.
• Grade substrate so that the
concrete is consistent and properly sloped to eliminate
• Protect all surrounding structures, landscaping and adjacent
areas prior to
• Consolidate and spade the forms during placement.
• Vibrate or tamp the concrete,
screed the surface, float to the specified grade and
continue to the desired level.
Concrete Integral Color Admixtures it is important to follow these
finishing Concrete Integral Colored Admixtures for interior
sure that all surfaces are textured adequately for slip resistance.
(Note) Because of
the sensitivity of the pigments used in the manufacturing process,
can cause discoloration and an undesirable affect.
• For exterior installations,
textures such as broom, rotary, swirl, sponge float,
sandblasted or exposed aggregates are suggested.
• Do Not add or sprinkle water
on the concrete during finishing, as it will dilute the
color selections intensity at the surface.
• Do Not use inconsistent
finishing practices when consolidating architectural
concrete, as they will appear in the final product.
• Always finish the edges first
as they will tend to hydrate the fastest.
• Do all final troweling in the
During the curing process, it is very important not to place materials
such as burlap,
water, plastic or wood. Contact with these types of products can and
will cause serious
irrepairable damage to the surface. As with any architectural
installation, it is vitally
important to follow ACI recommended curing practices or consult with
of the product being installed for suggested safe procedures.
Eyes – Do Not rub eyes. Immediately flush thoroughly with
Skin – Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Remove affected
clothing from the
Inhalation – Move to fresh air right away. If symptoms
persist or develop, or if
ingested, get medical attention without delay.
DO NOT TAKE THIS PRODUCT INTERNALLY
Keep Out Of Reach Of Children
Concrete Integral Colors at Monster Constructors Store
THINK GREEN. We use
recycled concrete in lieu of gravel as aggregate in our
concrete. It doesn't cost us any extra; thus, it doesn't cost
you any extra. As far as structure, the recycled concrete is
just as strong as the gravel. We do what we can to save the
limited resources we have on earth.
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