Prompt Natural Cement
Fast setting, waterproof, salt-water resistant and completely natural cement
Prompt is a very simple material which boasts some impressive credentials, ideally suited for marine applications, rapid-set masonry and as a replacement for Roman Cement. Prompt can also be gauged with Natural Hydraulic Limes to provide an early false set to protect the mortar as it cures.
Prompt a completely natural and incredibly fast setting cement, controllable from just ninety seconds to one hour. It is waterproof and approved for use with drinking water, can be mixed with sea water and is resistant to chemicals, acids and alkalis, and has an exceptional shelf life.
Cornish Lime is the national distributor for Prompt, produced by the Vicat Company at their Voreppe works very close to the French alpine city of Grenoble. The Vicat Company was established in 1853 and is the third largest cement producer in France, and now the only manufacturer of Natural Cement sold as Prompt, a name as synonymous with natural cements as Hoover is for vacuum cleaners.
Area of Use
Prompt Natural Cement can be used for Rapid Masonry; Restoration and Decoration, repairing stonework, acting as a render or creating mouldings and facades; water and sanitation, providing a controlable set underwater; and use in eco construction.
Used In Conjunction With
The setting time of Prompt can be controled by the addition of Tempo, the sister product. The controled addition of tempo will increase how long the mix takes to set, giving more time to work with the cement. One tub of Tempo is suitable for one bag of Prompt, and in standard conditions, at 20 degrees celcius, will increase the setting time from 2 minutes to 20 minutes.
Prompt has a huge range of uses, therefore application will vary between applications. A range of articles (below) have been produced to give specific information for different applications.
Each project is unique, always seek professional advice before undertaking a project.