Sprayable Fade Resistant Concrete Face Coat
Xtreme Series GFRC Face is a white cement mix with nanofibers formulated to be a durable, consistent color, pin hole free, spray on the surface before using a backer mix.
GFRC Concrete Backer Mix
Xtreme Series Backer mix is a glass AR fiber rich formulation with white Portland cement and a blend of aggregates. Used to reinforce and increase flexural and tensile strengths.
Concrete Product Listing GFRC
While Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete is relatively new in the concrete industry, at SureCrete, we’ve managed to innovate it anyway. One of the biggest complaints we hear from casting experts is not having the same consistency of mix when going from one batch to the next – especially if the project leaders aren’t able to measure out all the ingredients themselves. We took the guess-work out of that equation and made a hybrid GFRC mix design that could be purchased already pre-blended in a 50-lb bag. Now you can get the same blend every single time you open up a bag.
and a pourable Our GFRC products are available in the same types expected in the industry – a spray-able facing mix (XS Face) and a pourable backing mix (XS Backer). Through the use of these two products, you can fill any mold cleanly while cutting down your overall weight by casting your pieces at a fraction of standard concrete casting thickness due to the added strength provided by the XS Backer mix.
If you’ve never used GFRC products before, trust us when we say that once you use ours, you’ll never go back to casting conventional concrete at full thickness ever again and great for GFRC panels.
Common Questions about GFRC
What makes it a hybrid Glass fiber reinforced concrete system?
Typical Glass fiber reinforced concrete formulas are made up of cement, sand, polymers, plasticizers, acrylics, and high amounts of AR glass fiber. The Xtreme Series technology uses cement, sand along with three types of fiber (PVA, Glass AR, and Nano). There are NO polymers and acrylics in its formula. Why is this a unique attribute? GFRC fabricators now have a larger temperature swing during the mixing and spraying stage of 45-85 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to typical 70-75 degrees with traditional formulas. The second component to this mix is the Precast Modifier; this product does lose its potency even if it freezes during delivery of material, reducing waste and loss of time for the fabricator. The three fibers used are unique because they are pre-blended into the 50 lb bag mix.
When you take advantage of this technology, you quickly realize how it accelerates the learning curve of how to mix GFRC. The Glass AR, PVA, and nanofibers are already blended into the 50 lb bag, reducing errors during both mixing and application. The Xtreme Series material exceeds the performance of standard GFRC formulas with its impressive 10,500 PSI compressive strength and 1,450 PSI flexural strength. With all these features combined, GFRC fabricators achieve de-mold times between 8-12 hours after spraying.
What are the design restrictions for Glass fiber reinforced concrete?
The Xtreme Series Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) mix design is a blank white canvas with the ability to take on any color scheme, texture or shape you can imagine! The SureCrete Design team has seven reproducible texture finishes that are taught in the introductory PreCast Concrete 4-Day training course. These textures can be combined, used individually and altered with many different coloring agents for an unlimited color and texture combination. For the first time, concrete is a manufacturer fabrication material with consistent, reproducible looks, and finishes. Here are just three of the Xtreme Series finishes:
Why is Glass fiber reinforced concrete selected over other building materials?
Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) offers unparalleled versatility in applications such as interior and exterior wall panels, shower walls, concrete countertops, facades, lightweight architectural trim, balusters, fireplaces and many other precast opportunities. If you have experienced using traditional Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) formulas before, you realize that there is a learning curve in the precise measuring and spraying of the Face Mix.
Why is Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) selected over other building materials?
Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) offers unparalleled versatility in applications such as interior and exterior wall panels, shower walls, concrete countertops, facades, lightweight architectural trim, balusters, fireplaces and many other precast opportunities. If you have experienced using traditional Glass fiber reinforced concrete formulas before, you realize that there is a learning curve in the precise measuring and spraying of the Face Mix.