Nexgen News - April 2021

FAST FACTS - Proper testing of Non-shrink grout:


Did You Know………?

Over 50% of poor test results come from poor sampling techniques.

Did You Know……….?

The use of an improper load rate can alter compressive strength values on grout test specimens by 30% to 40%.

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Concrete and grout should never be sampled and tested identically.

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ASTM C 579 (using Load Rate II) is the preferred and correct method for testing epoxy grouts and it often requires a testing lab to modify or adjust their equipment to the specified load rate.

Did You Know……..?

The best grout manufacturers have technical people that can help you work through these issues – and it doesn’t cost you anything.


Assuming you're using a high-performance grout and not an $8.00 /bag product, your grout manufacturer should be able to work through any testing issues.



April Tech Talk Presentation:

Tech Talk Testing
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