Project Description

Owner: Garden Communities/Garden Commercial Properties (Subsidiaries of Garden Homes)
Contractor: Concrete Systems, Inc. and Silver Star Contractors, Inc. 

The Fair Lawn Promenade, a mixed-use development in Fair Lawn, NJ with luxury apartments and adjacent retail and commercial space built on the former Kodak processing site. Due to the overwhelming demand for the pre-leased spaces, the developer had a strict construction schedule that could not be delayed by winter conditions. In order to meet the client's needs, UltraSet FM 60 & UltraSet FM80, were specially created for use in the concrete and allowed for placement in 20-35 degree temperatures during the winter construction. These rapid-setting mixes enabled timely curing, earlier stripping and reuse of forms while providing expert finishes and no reduction in the strength or durability, all of which are often issues when pouring in freezing conditions.The UltraSet FM Series was a highly beneficial endeavor that resulted in aiding the project to be completed within time restraints and at reduced labor costs. 

UltraSet FM series – engineered designs that protect freshly poured concrete from freezing without any external heating or blanketing, as well as:

  • Reduces cost of winter construction – no heating, tarps, or blankets on the building or concrete
  • Gives normal setting characteristics for a consistent finish on your slabs
  • Provides higher earlier compressive strengths which helps to speed the construction