Frequently Asked Questions — Contractors, Builders, and Concrete Producers and Manufacturers
How does Moxie Shield 1800 Admixture work?
It eliminates capillary voids by creating insoluble solids in the void structure, making the concrete impermeable.
Why should I use Moxie Shield 1800 Admixture?
To achieve a water and vapor proof, impermeable, non-absorbent substrate in order to prevent contamination such as water, chlorides, acid, mold, etc. and subsequent degradation.
How does it affect the concrete pour process?
It acts as a pumping aid by lubricating the mix and lowering pumping pressure. Better workability. Example: 3” slump may have workability of 5” slump. Minimal effect on set time.
Does it make concrete more durable?
Yes. It densifies and resists cracks, surface scaling, salts, and acids, and enhances freeze/thaw durability.
What about cracking prevention?
Prevents ASR (Alkali Silica Reactivity) and plastic shrinkage cracking due to rapid evaporation.
Can it be used with color additives?
Yes. Compatible with color.
Who uses Moxie Shield 1800 Admixture?
Our admixture is used in multiple markets including residential, commercial, industrial, public and civil markets. You will find our product in areas such as precast, cast-in-place, slab-on-grade, slab-on deck, tunnels, bridges, water retention structures, dams, levees, pools, airports, arenas, etc.
What were the results of the projects using Moxie Shield 1800 Admixture? Were they successful? Are there references? People who have used the product and recommend it?
We have over 40 years of success in projects using Moxie technology with no documented failures or warranty issues. We can provide numerous architects, engineers, general contractors, sub-contractors and batch plants that have success with our product and continue to specify and use it.
Is it a “green” product that can be used for LEED certification?
Yes. LEED points can be gained. Please contact us for our LEED sheet.