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EN 1504-2 EN 1504-3


EN 1504-2 (C) EN 1504-3

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Structural R4-class, rapid-
setting, shrinkage-compensated,
thixotropic, fibre-reinforced,
cementitious mortar, applied
in a single layer from 3 to
40 mm thick, for repairing
and smoothing concrete

WHERE TO USE Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 hardens without

Structural repairs and smoothing over internal and shrinking and is characterised by its excellent adhesion
external horizontal and vertical concrete surfaces; to concrete substrates.
suitable for repairing structures exposed to the open Once hardened, Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 has the
air and in permanent contact with water. following characteristics:
• excellent adhesion to both old concrete (≥ 2 MPa),
Some application examples if wetted beforehand with water, and to steel
• Rapid repair work on deteriorated concrete beams, reinforcement, especially when treated with Mapefer
pillars, buffer walls, cornices, edges of balconies or Mapefer 1K anti-corrosion and re-alkalising
and structural members and elements that require cementitious mortar, certified EN 1504-7 “Corrosion
the use of mortar with high mechanical performance protection of reinforcement”;
characteristics. • high dimensional stability and, therefore, low risk of
• Quickly smoothing over surface defects in cast cracking and crazing during both the plastic phase
concrete, such as deep gravel clusters, spacer holes, and when hardened;
second pours, etc. before painting the surface. • thermal compatibility to freeze/thaw cycles, measured
• Repairs and structural strengthening of concrete.
as adhesion according to EN 1542;
• Repairing precast concrete members
• high resistance to carbonation;
and elements.
• impermeable to water.
• Repairs to concrete damaged by rusty reinforcing
bars due to carbonation.
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 complies with the
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS principles defined in EN 1504-9 (“Products and systems
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 is a one-component, for protecting and repairing concrete structures:
thixotropic mortar with very low emission of volatile definitions, requirements, quality control and conformity
organic compounds (EMICODE EC1 R Plus) made from assessment. General principles for the use of products
special, highly reactive hydraulic binders, fine selected and systems”) and the minimum requirements of
aggregates, synthetic polyacrylonitrile fibres, synthetic EN 1504-3 (“Structural and non-structural repairs”) for
polymers and special admixtures according to a structural R4-class mortars and the requirements
formula developed in the MAPEI Research Laboratories. of EN 1504-2 coating (C) according to principles MC
After mixing, the product forms a mortar with good and IR (“Concrete surface protection systems”).
workability and with setting and hardening times that
can be modulated by adding Mapetard ES. It is applied RECOMMENDATIONS
by trowel in a single layer from 3 to 40 mm thick to • Do not add extra water to the mix once it starts to
repair and smooth over concrete. set to make it more workable.
itop air R • Do not add cement or admixtures, except set-retarding admixture Mapetard ES for
n p Mapetard ES. rapid-setting cementitious mortar may be
Pla& Re • Do not apply Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 added to the product.
ooth on smooth substrates: roughen surfaces
Sm beforehand.
• Do not apply Planitop Smooth & Repair R4
This special admixture, which may be added
at a rate of up to one 0.25 kg canister every
on dry substrates. 25 kg of Planitop Smooth & Repair R4,
• Do not use Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 allows the already excellent workability time
for anchoring elements accurately in place of the mortar to be extended by a further
(use Mapefill or Mapefill R). 15-20 minutes.
• Do not leave bags of Planitop Smooth &
Repair R4 exposed to the sun before use. Due to its plasticising effect, adding
• Do not use Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 Mapetard ES to Planitop Smooth &
if the temperature is lower than +5°C. Repair R4 allows the amount of mixing
• Do not use Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 water to be reduced by 0.2-0.3 litres. In this
if the bag is damaged or if it has been case, pour approximately 3.7 litres of clean
opened previously. water and a canister of Mapetard ES into
a container and slowly add a 25 kg bag of
APPLICATION TECHNIQUE Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 while mixing.
Preparation of the substrate Carefully mix the blend for several minutes
• Remove all deteriorated and loose concrete then remove any powder which has stuck to
to form a sound, strong substrate with the sides and bottom of the container.
a rough surface. Any areas previously Add more water to obtain the consistency
repaired which are not perfectly adhered required without exceeding the
must also be removed. recommended maximum amount of 4.1 litres.
• Remove all dust, rust, cement laitance,
grease, oil and paint from the concrete Application of the mortar
and reinforcement rods by sandblasting Apply the mortar with a smooth trowel in a
or hydro-sandblasting. single layer from 3 to 40 mm thick without
• Treat reinforcing bars with Mapefer or using formwork.
Applying Planitop
Mapefer 1K according to the procedure As soon as the mortar starts to set, tamp the
Smooth & Repair R4 illustrated in the relative data sheet for surface with a sponge float. The waiting time
with a trowel each product. Before applying required before carrying out this operation
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 wait until depends on surrounding weather conditions.
Mapefer or Mapefer 1K are completely dry. To paint and protect the surface, apply a
• Saturate the substrate with water. coat of an elastomeric product from the
• Before carrying out repairs with Elastocolor range or an acrylic product from
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4, wait until the Colorite range. The finishes available
any excess water has evaporated off. If may be chosen from product’s relative colour
necessary, use compressed air to help chart or from a much wider range of shades
remove excess water. The substrate must available using the ColorMap® automatic
be saturated with water but with a dry colouring system.
surface (s.s.d.). If the structure to be repaired is subject to
high dynamic stress, it may be advantageous
Preparation of the mortar to apply a 2 mm thick layer of flexible
Pour approximately 4 litres of clean water into smoothing and levelling compound such
a container and slowly add a 25 kg bag of as Mapelastic, Mapelastic Guard
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 while mixing. or Mapelastic Smart before applying
Carefully mix the blend for several minutes the coloured finish. In such cases,
then remove any powder which has stuck to Elastocolor Paint must be used for the
the sides and bottom of the container. coloured finishing coat.
Add more water to obtain the consistency
required without exceeding the PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN DURING
recommended amount (approximately AND AFTER APPLICATION
4.1-4.4 litres). • Only use bags of Planitop Smooth &
Mix again for several minutes to form a Repair R4 to prepare the mortar which
Floating the well-blended, plastic, lump-free mix. have been stored on their original, covered
surface of Planitop To make it easier to form a smooth, even pallets.
Smooth & Repair R4
to create a smooth mix, use an immersion mixer or a drill at low • In hot weather, store the product in a cool
finish speed with a spiral mixing attachment to area and use cold water to prepare the mix.
avoid entraining air into the mix. Mixing by • In cold weather, store the product in a
hand is not recommended, more than the closed area and protect from frost. Use
recommended amount of water would be tepid water to prepare the mortar.
required. If manual mixing is unavoidable, • After applying and tamping
use a trowel and press the mortar against Planitop Smooth & Repair R4, and
the sides of the container to break down all particularly in hot or windy weather, we
the lumps. recommend curing the mortar carefully
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 remains to prevent the mixing water evaporating
workable for approx. 15 minutes at a too quickly, otherwise surface cracks may
temperature of +10 to +25°C. appear due to plastic shrinkage. Spray
If the workability time of water on the surface for at least 24 hours
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 needs to be after applying the mortar, or use a special
increased due to specific site requirements curing agent from the Mapecure range.
or if the weather is particularly hot, the If a curing agent is applied, make sure
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4: t hixotropic, shrinkage-compensated, rapid-setting, fibre-reinforced,
structural cementitious mortar for repairing and smoothing
concrete in compliance with the requirements of EN 1504-3 class R4
and EN 1504-2 coating (C), principles MC and IR

TECHNICAL DATA (typical values)


Class according to EN 1504-3 R4

Type: CC

Consistency: powder

Colour: grey

Maximum size of aggregate (EN 1015-1) (mm): 0.4

Bulk density (kg/m³): 1,250

Dry solids content (%): 100

Ion chloride content:

– minimum requirement ≤ 0.05% according to EN 1015-17 (%): ≤ 0.05

EMICODE: EC1 R Plus - very low emission


Colour of mix: grey

Mixing ratio: 100 parts of Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 with 16.5-17.5 parts
of water (approximately 4.1-4.4 litres of water per 25 kg bag) (*) Applying Planitop
Smooth & Repair R4
Consistency of mix: thixotropic–trowellable
with a putty knife
Density of mix (EN 1015-6) (kg/m³): 2,000

pH of mix: 12

Application temperature range: from +5°C to +35°C

Pot life of mix: approximately 15 mins. (**)

Waiting time before finishing with float: approximately 20 mins.

Time to completely set: approximately 25 mins.

FINAL PERFORMANCE (17% mixing water)

Requirements according
Test according to Performance
Performance characteristic to EN 1504-2 coating (C)
method EN 1504-3 for of product
principles MC and IR
R4-class mortar
  7 (after   3 h)
22 (after   1 day)
Compressive strength (MPa): EN 12190 not required ≥ 45 (after 28 days)
38 (after   7 days)
52 (after 28 days)
  2 (after   3 h)
  5 (after   1 day)
Flexural strength (Mpa): EN 196/1 not required not required
  6 (after   7 days)
  8 (after 28 days)

Compressive modulus of elasticity (GPa): EN 13412 not required ≥ 20 (after 28 days) 24 (after 28 days)

For rigid systems

Adhesion to concrete (substrate type
EN 1542 with no traffic: ≥ 1.0 ≥ 2 (after 28 days) ≥ 2 (after 28 days)
MC 0.40) according to EN 1766 (MPa):
with traffic: ≥ 2.0
Floating the
Thermal compatibility measured as For rigid systems surface of Planitop
adhesion according to EN 1542 (MPa): EN 13687/1 with no traffic: ≥ 1.0 ≥ 2 (after 50 cycles) ≥2
– freeze-thaw cycles with de-icing salts: with traffic: ≥ 2.0
Smooth & Repair R4

Capillary absorption (kg/m²·h0,5): EN 13057 not required ≤ 0.5 ≤ 0.5

W < 0.1
Class III (low
Impermeability expressed as coefficient
EN 1062-3 W < 0.1 not required permeability to water)
of permeability to free water (kg/m²·h0.5):
according to
EN 1062-1
Class I SD < 5 m SD < 5
Permeability to water vapour
EN ISO 7783-1 Class II 5 m ≤ SD ≤ 50 m not required Class I (permeable to
- equivalent thickness of air SD (m):
Class III SD > 50 m water vapour)

Depth of carbonation
≤ than the reference
concrete (MC 0.45 type
Resistance to accelerated carbonation: EN 13295 not required meets specifications
ratio = 0.45) according
to UNI 1766
no cracks after
Crack resistance: “O Ring test” not required not required
180 days

Reaction to fire: EN 13501-1 Euroclass A1

If Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 is admixed with Mapetard ES (one 0.25 kg canister per 25 kg bag) the mixing water
must be reduced by 0.2-0.3 l.
Adding Mapetard ES allows the workability time of Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 to be extended by 15-20 minutes.
N.B. The performance characteristics of Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 admixed with Mapetard ES are the same as the
product without admixture.
itop air R that it is removed from the surface by For further and complete information about
n p sand-blasting or hydro-blasting before the safe use of our product please refer
Pla& Re applying any other product, since the to the latest version of our Material Safety
ooth curing agent may impede adhesion of Data Sheet.
Sm successive layers of coating.


Wash the mortar from tools before it hardens WARNING
using water. Once hardened, cleaning is Although the technical details and
much more difficult and it must be removed recommendations contained in this product
mechanically. data sheet correspond to the best of our
knowledge and experience, all the above
CONSUMPTION information must, in every case, be taken as
Approximately 17 kg/m² per cm of thickness. merely indicative and subject to confirmation
after long-term practical application; for
PACKAGING this reason, anyone who intends to use the
25 kg bags. product must ensure beforehand that it is
suitable for the envisaged application. In
STORAGE every case, the user alone is fully responsible
Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 may be for any consequences deriving from the use
stored for 12 months in its original packaging. of the product.
This product conforms to the prescriptions
Please refer to the current version of the
of Reg. (EC) N. 1907/2006 (REACH) - Annex
Technical Data Sheet, available from our
XVII, item 47.
website www.mapei.com
The special 25 kg vacuum-packed
polyethylene bags may be stored outside This symbol is used to identify Mapei products
for the entire duration of the site. Rain has which give off a low level of volatile organic
compounds (VOC) as certified by GEV (Gemein-
no effect on its characteristics. schaft Emissionskontrollierte Verlegewerkstoffe,
Klebstoffe und Bauprodukte e.V.), an international
organisation for controlling the level of emissions
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Planitop Smooth & Repair R4 is an irritant

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