Rapid Repair VO


Cemix® Rapid Repair VO is a high performance, super high early strength, fibre reinforced, polymer modified concrete repair mortar for concrete repairs & patching in 5mm+ deep vertical & overhead applications. It is used for remedial work on concrete where super high early strengths & durability are required.

Typical Application / Uses:

Cemix® Rapid Repair VO may be used for:

  • Vertical & overhead repairs to concrete structures requiring super high early strengths & minimal downtime.
  • Cold weather repairs.
  • Fast low tide repairs.
  • Early overcoating applications.
  • Columns.
  • Underside of beams & slabs.
  • Bridges.
  • Marine structures.
  • Water retaining structures.
  • Precast concrete.


  • Super high early strength.
  • Can be over coated in 6 hours.
  • One component.
  • Versatile 5mm to high-build application depths.
  • Vertical, overhead & horizontal use.
  • Fibre reinforced.
  • Polymer modified.
  • Shrinkage compensated.
  • Short curing times.
  • High bond strength.
  • Durable.
  • Waterproof.
  • Impermeable to water borne aggressors such as chloride ions.
  • Improved abrasion resistance.


Durability enhancer, steel protection & waterproofing:

Cemix® Rapid Repair VO contains an integral crystalline concrete durability enhancer & waterproofing material, which further protects & waterproofs the mortar in-depth by making it completely impermeable to water borne aggressors such as chloride ions. This admixture permanently protects the mortar & imbedded structural steel from long-term corrosion & deterioration.

Substrate Preparation:

Concrete substrates should be sound & roughened to ensure a good bond. They should be uncoated & clean, free from all contaminants, loose particles, dirt, oil, mould, curing compounds, sealers & paints etc. For a durable repair in demanding applications, cut a square or rectangular perimeter edge around the repair at least 10mm in depth. Remove all oxidation from exposed rebar & ensure that there is at least 25mm (or ‘finger room’) behind each rebar. For deep critical repairs use anchors and steel mesh as required to enhance bonding. The better the substrate preparation & condition the better the end result. The concrete substrate should ideally be at least three months old.

Movement / Control Joints:

Honour any control joints in the concrete substrate – do not apply product over control joints.


Mix whole bags of product. Add 2.5L of water to mixer & then add product to water. Add rest of water slowly whilst mixing until the desired consistency is achieved. Maximum total water is approximately 3.0L per 20kg bag. Mix thoroughly for 2 - 3 minutes using a drill & paddle or mechanical mortar mixer. Use product immediately. This is a fast setting product; do not mix more product than can be mixed, placed & finished in 30 minutes. Use chilled water in hot weather as well as to extend working time slightly in normal ambient temperatures.


Dampen the concrete substrate and then thoroughly prime it with Cemix® Multibond brushed undiluted into the surface just prior to mortar application. Firmly push the Rapid Repair VO into the surface to obtain a wet bond while the Cemix® Multibond is still wet. Do not let the Cemix® Multibond dry. Application is from one side of the repair to the other completely filling the void. Firmly compact the mortar into the void & trowel finish as required. Rapid Repair VO can be used from 5mm depths upwards, however for a durable repair in demanding applications, apply product to a minimum depth of 10mm. Fill void to a maximum depth of 25mm for overhead applications & 40mm for vertical applications in one go. Apply product in layers for thicker repairs - Roughen the preceding layer prior to it hardening & prime the preceding layer after it has hardened as discussed above.


Cure product thoroughly after it has set by keeping it wet & covered for at least 6 - 24hrs. Avoid product freezing for at least 6 hours.

Technical Data:

Appearance – Sand/Cement grey powder.

Strength (MPa) - 30MPa @ 6hrs; 35MPa @ 24hrs; 40MPa @ 28 days

Application Temp- 1ºC - 25ºC

Yield / Coverage - Approximately 11.2L or 0.01123m3 per 20kg bag.

Bond Strength – > 3MPa

Thermal Coeff. Of Exp – 9.0 x 10-6 mm/mm/ ºC

Chloride Ion Permeability – < 1000 coulombs

Working Time – 30 minutes at 20ºC

The data shown above reflects typical results based on laboratory testing under controlled conditions. Reasonable variations may occur on site.


  • Substrate Temperature - +5°C min. / +30°C max.
  • Ambient Temperature - +5°C min. / +30°C max.


This is a fast setting product with limited working time; use chilled water to extend working time slightly or seek technical advice.

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