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For a long time, people have loved the look of concrete but wished they could use it for certain architectural pieces without having to add so much weight to their project. At SureCrete, we’ve developed a line of lighter-weight, pre-blended concrete bag mixes that can accomplish just that. These products will cut up to 57% of the weight of typical concrete even when applied at full thickness!
Depending on how much weight you are looking to drop, we have designed two products to best suit your project needs: XS Lightweight Plus 1 and XS Ultra Lightweight Plus 3, with Plus 3 being the “lighter” of the two mix designs.
We’ve seen these combinations used in a variety of applications: everything from custom-made exterior wall tiles and balustrades to faux-wood shutters and window dressings. Whatever your project needs may call for, we’re certain we can make sure you get the best product on the market from one of our many conveniently located distribution locations around the country.
Xtreme Series Lightweight Plus 1 is 40% lighter than concrete and perfect for casting columns, balusters, wall caps and other solid precast concrete pieces. Each bag of Lightweight Plus 1 is to be mixed with 1 gallon of Xtreme Lightweight Modifier (sold here).
SureCrete’s XS lightweight concrete casting mix is a dual component lightweight bag mix able to create cast pieces that can replace heavy, bulky precast concrete architectural elements. The lightweight aggregate provides the greatest strength and unparalleled readability, among the choices for lightweight concrete. XS Lightweight Plus 1 greatly reduces the materials and labor required to construct traditional architectural detailing and panels. Thinner precast pieces are routine and quicker production times are accomplished. With a wide range of textures and color selection, design considerations are nearly limitless. XS Lightweight Plus 1 provides a durable precast element for a pleasing architectural detail.
When trying to reduce labor costs on concrete fabrication projects, being able to limit your de-molding and installation crew to only one or two people can be a huge help. With a material density of only seventy pounds per cubic foot, a piece casted in XS Lightweight Plus 1 is nearly half the weight of a typical casted concrete project. This weight savings can also help to make architecturally engineered specifications a little easier to accomplish, being able to limit the load on multiple story buildings.
PACKAGING 35 lb (15.9 kg) bag 0.5 lb (227 g)
COLOR OF MIX: Beige
MIXING RATIO 1 gal (3.8 L) XS Lightweight Plus Modifier (sold here) to 1 – 35 lb (15.9 kg) bag of XS Lightweight Plus 1 + up to 64 oz. (1.8 L) water
COVERAGE 1 - 35 lb (15.9 kg) bag of XS Lightweight Plus 1 = approx. 12 ft² @ ½” (1.1 m² @ 12.7 mm) OR 0.5 ft³ (0.01 m³)
DENSITY 70 lbs./ft³ (1121 kg/m³)
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH ASTM C-170
FLEXURAL STRENGTH ASTM C-880
SHELF LIFE Under normal conditions: XS Lightweight Plus 1 bag mix and XS Lightweight Plus Modifier when the container and packaging are kept dry and moisture free, out of direct sunlight, the shelf life of an unopened product is (12) months from the date of purchase. Additionally XS Lightweight Plus Modifier should be protected from freezing. Storage for both products must be under roof and off the floor. Rotate inventory to maintain product that is within limits.