Polycrete 1600 Header Material
Summary and Description:
Polycrete 1600 is an elastomeric concrete, engineered for use as a nosing material in conjunction with our Polycrete 2020 bedding material for our expansion joint systems. The material is an polyurethane blend that resists wear due to the impact of vehicular loadings and also resists cracking at low temperatures.
The Polycrete system outperforms traditional nosing and bedding materials such as concrete, epoxies, and asphalt. These materials have historically shown breakdown due to cracking and allowed moisture and salts to penetrate the concrete surrounding the expansion joint system. If moisture and salt travel down through the joint opening to the structure’s support members it may cause premature deterioration of those members.
The Polycrete system has a track record of excellent performance. It is used to anchor our extensive line of expansion joint products including applications with the CR-Series, DW-Series, and WM-Series winged seals, as well as our plaza deck systems.
Features and Benefits:
Ideal for Rehabilitation Work – The Polycrete system, used with our membrane, quickly replaces urethane wide joint products with little or no modification to the existing recess.
Permanent Header System – The Polycrete system provides durability under vehicular loadings, unlike other cement and epoxy products. Its elastomeric properties resist cracking, particularly in colder temperatures.
Performance Acknowledged by Prime Specifiers – Major specifiers throughout North America include Polycrete as a primary item for parking deck joint work.