PLEASE NOTE!! We are currently not able to ship this Surecrete product to any states on the Eastern Half of the United States. We are limited to shipping to states including, and to the West of: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana.
Large orders, please contact us for a Freight Shipping quote to drastically lower price (@ $22 per bag of material + Freight)
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 Lightweight Plus 3 (also called XS Ultra Light) is a dual component lightweight bag mix able to create cast pieces that can replace heavy, bulky precast concrete architectural elements. XS Lightweight Plus 3 light concrete casting mix 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 3 provides a durable precast element for a pleasing architectural detail with the lightest achievable weight. Each bag of Lightweight Plus 3 is to be mixed with 1 gallon of Xtreme Lightweight Modifier (sold here).
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 fifty-nine pounds per cubic foot, a piece cast in XS Lightweight Plus 3 light concrete casting mix is less than half the weight of a typical cast 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 3 + up to 1 gal. (3.8 L) water
COVERAGE 1 - 35 lb (15.9 kg) bag of XS Lightweight Plus 3 = approx. 14.2 ft² @ ½” (1.23 m² @ 12 mm) OR 0.59 ft³ (0.01 m³)
DENSITY 59 lbs./ft³ (960 kg/m³)
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH ASTM C-170 n/a
3 day - 4,090 PSI (28,199 kPa)
7 day - 4,980 PSI (34,336 kPa)
28 day - 5,410 PSI (37,301 kPa)
FLEXURAL STRENGTH ASTM C-880 n/a
3 day - 775 PSI (5,343 kPa)
7 day - 905 PSI (6,240 kPa)
28 day - 860 PSI (5,930 kPa)
TENSILE STRENGTH ASTM C190-85
3 day - 510 PSI (3,516 kPa)
7 day - 510 PSI (3,516 kPa)
28 day - 550 PSI (3,792 kPa)
SHELF LIFE Under normal conditions: XS Lightweight Plus 3 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.