CONCRETE DISSOLVER | CROC CRETE
Croc Crete is an industrial solution that can be used for Concrete Clearing From Pipelines. The solution is a concrete dissolver that easily dissolves concrete and any portland cement products.
Easily clear pipes blocked with un-wanted Concrete, Mortar, Tilers Grout and Floor Levelling Compound. Croc-Crete can be used for Concrete Clearing From Drains, Sewer, Stormwater and other Pipelines.
Removal of the concrete from drainage pipes can be achieved by using Croc-Crete that softens & dissolves the concrete and allows removal by hydro-jetting. The solution only attacks the portland component of the grout, cement or concrete products thus reversing its hardening effect and softening to allow water jetting removal.
Easily clear concrete, tilers grout in sewer traps, gully’s, DT’s and other common area’s using the concrete dissolver.
Croc Crete is available in 5L, 10L, 20L containers.
The product is manufactured on the Gold Coast Queensland and can be shipped Australian and New Zealand Wide and also Internationally.
How’s it work
Croc-crete reacts with the Portland cement in the concrete/grout. Over time it will reduce the concrete to sand and gravel.
The stronger the concrete (higher MPA) the longer the process will take
The older the concrete (age wise) the longer the process will take.
Simple instructions on how to use. Further information can be see below:
The solution needs to be in full contact with the Concrete you are wishing to dissolve.
Disturb the surface of the concrete every other day to ensure you have strongest liquid against the concrete we are attacking.
If you use a water jetter, remove all water from the attack area and re apply the solution. Don’t dilute the liquid. The product works best at its strongest concentration.
For Floor Traps and Floor Gullys follow simple instructions of: 1) Wet Vac / remove water from gully. 2) Poor in Croc Crete Liquid ensuring the liquid is covering the blockage. 3) Let sit for minimum 24 hours. The Croc liquid will do its work on the blockage and turn blockage into a green sludge. 4) Flush or wet-vac waste from gully.
How long do I leave applied?
- Using with grout, overnight is advisable
- When using with concrete under 24 hours old, 24 hours of application is advisable
- For concrete 7 days old, 48 hours of application is advisable
- Disturb the surface of the target concrete every 24 hours
- Every job is different and every batch of concrete is different.
- The solution will react differently on every batch of concrete or grout.
- Times quoted are a guide only.
- It’s best to keep the target surface in contact with the purest solution for the optimum results
- Once the Croc-crete starts to work, it’s best to disturb the target surface again to get the Croc-crete at full strength again on the new un-damaged concrete surface.
- If there is no Portland cement in the attack surface Croc-crete won’t work.
Step by Step guide on using the solution:
Remove waste and water from the floor waste trap, gully or pipe where the blockage has occurred. This can be done using a wet-vac or similar equipment.
Inspect the Drain or Floor Waste using a drain camera or Pipe CCTV.
From the vision its best to try to determine which type of product has blocked the pipe. If we can see aggregate in the hardened substrate this would often mean its concrete. If the vision shows a flat coloured surface, light or dark grey this would likely mean its a tilers grout or floor leveller in the drain.
Its also helpful if possible to find out further information from the builder or tiler on what is thought to be in the drainage pipe.
For concrete with aggregate Standard is best to use. For Floor Leveller and grouts, Ultra is best to use.
Always read the instructions. Using the correct PPE, poor the Croc Crete product into the floor waste or pipe ensuring there is good coverage of the liquid over the blockage.
Its important to ensure the Croc Crete product remains in contact with the blockage for a 12-24 hour period.
The Croc liquid will do its work on the blockage, the product is designed to be absorbed and penetrate into the blockage and soften it turning the hardened substrate into a sludge.
Check and inspect the blockage to ensure all has been soften and dissolved.
A flex shaft or rod can be used to disturb the surface and make sure the blockage has been dissolved.
Flush the softened substrate down the drainage pipe or plug and remove from the pipe using a vacuum / wet-vac. to suck out the softened sludge.
Flushing can be completed using a water point or a hydro-jetter can also be used to high pressure flush the trap or drainage pipe.
If the blockage has made its way around the trap. The front of the trap should be cleared using the wet-vac and re-apply the Croc Crete product to clear the remaining blockage through the trap.
Ensure drainage pipe or gully has been cleared and has adequate flow.