Remba™, the solution for permanent in ground marking.
Remba is a high performance concrete especially designed for the creation of permanent in ground markers in stone and concrete pavers.
This unique concrete was created for Premier jet by the researchers at the Centre de recherches sur les infrastructures en béton (C.R.I.B.) from Sherbrooke's University in order to respond to customers' requests for customized architectural interventions in ground and outside.
Remba represents therefore a longer lasting alternative to ground painting (which often has to be renewed yearly) and eliminates long term care and upkeep. In addition, the Remba concrete eliminates all accumulations of unsightly debris in the in ground engravings.
It is from the continuum of their expertise in sand engraving techniques towards the creation of a new innovative product that the company developed this unique technique of concrete insertion at the same level of the stone or concrete.
The exclusive Remba™ concrete permits:
- engraving filling at the same level as the substructure surface,
- exceptional resistance to compression and wear,
- perfect adhesion adapted to severe climate conditions,
- proven durability to de-icing salts,
- optimum layout to permit the realization of very fine details,
- a self-repairing capacity.
For the researchers at C.R.I.B., the project's goal was to allow Premier jet to answer customers growing demand for a technique for permanent outdoor colored in ground engraving that would not require any upkeep.
The idea was to insert into the in ground engraving a permanent colored filling material that would accentuate the engraving design, while filling the cavity to eliminate the accumulation of outside debris.
In addition, the concrete based filling had to hold up with age and under severe climate conditions, from northern Québec to arid Arizona, and under the wear and tear of foot and vehicle traffic.
Besides the simplicity of manufacturing, the advantage of the thus created concrete lies in its ability to completely fill even the smallest of spaces, as little as 2 mm wide. In addition, it offers a thermal dilation coefficient similar to that of stone and concrete.
Left: Olivier Bonneau, Ph. D, coordinator and research professional
Right: Richard Gagné, ing. Ph.D, professor and project manager
“ We have added secrete ingredients; if ever there is some small damage over the years that develops inside the material, the concrete has the capacity to self-repair. ”
Richard Gagné, eng. Ph.D.
Premier jet would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and to C.R.I.B. from the University of Sherbrooke for having made this project possible.