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Ezythix Crack Repair

By Jack Josephsen

Every slab has static cracks that typically need to be in-filled or patched before a resin floor is installed, and there are countless types of repair compounds used specifically for this purpose.

In this post I tested one type in particular - a thixotropic resin repair product called Ezythix. I also got the chance to see how the product went when used for larger skim coats and over pitted concrete.

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So you've seen in the past that I've used a product called Ezythix. I used it to infill some cracks that I had cut out.

And today I'm using the same product, Ezythix, and I've made up a small amount and I've added it in at 2:1 to give me a paste sort of consistency and I'm going to show you how I'm going to put it into these cracks.

I can use a polyester bog in these types of cracks if it's a non-structural, non-critical area. But because this is a main thoroughfare where people are going to be walking and where there's going to be some forklifts, I'd rather do the repair with an epoxy based material.

So the actual repairing the cracks itself is quite simple. It's the right viscosity, so it doesn't slump, it's a right viscosity, so it's easy to spread. It's resin rich enough that it can wet out as you can see.

And I can get it flat enough that I can let that cure without having to then infill it later.

I had a bit spare, so rather than waste it, I thought I'd try and see how it would adapt to other things. We know that it's good for cracks, but here we've got an area where I've blown out with the shop blaster back to aggregate. It's pretty coarse in places and I wanted to just skim it.

So I'm going to use the same easy Ezythix material and see if can use it like a skim coat to get it looking a bit better.

It'll be interesting when I hit it tomorrow to just clean it up to see whether it feathers and whether it's bonded, whether it was resin rich enough or not. It feels resin rich enough, but let's have a play and see what it does.

Interesting. It infills it okay. It feathers out well. It seems resin rich enough. It's not entirely perfect, but I quite like that. It's able to do some repairs, which is handy. I'll need it to do more than one thing.

Let's see how that cures.

So here we have the final piece of the puzzle. I've used this Ezythix resin material in with a straight resin (Ezypoxy Clear Epoxy Sealer).

I've used it on three separate applications:

1. I've used it at a 1:1 ratio, infilled on cracks.

2. I've used it at 2:1 ratio for a straight scratch infill on static cracks, which was really easy to use.

3. I wanted to see was just how it went as a bit of a skim code. If I had bigger areas, then was it resin rich enough for me to skim it down? Was it resin rich enough to not require a primer? Would it bite on the edges or was it too dry? Sometimes these types of materials (thicken materials for patching) end up too dry and the way to determine if they're any good is the next day, grind that edge and see whether it feathers, see if you've got a bite or not.

And in this case it behaved nice. As you can tell I've still got some hollows in there, but my aim was really just to infill that blown out area.

Anyway, overall an interesting trial. I like that type of thixotrope and I'm sure I'll keep trying different types, but for the moment I think I can use that for different types of repairs.

As always, I'm Resin Jack.

Take care and keep smiling.


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