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Application of curing compound
- Apply curing mix on the concrete surface as soon as concrete gains some strength and water of surface gets disappeared.
- Apply 2 to 3 coats of concrete curing compound with the help of brush or roller. It is advisable to read the product manufacturer instruction to achieve the desirable results.
- Ideally, concrete should not be poured if temperature is above 35 degree or less than 14 degree Celsius. Also, avoid concreting in high wind condition; it may develop small hair cracks all across the surface.
- Concrete should be sealed as soon as it is get hardened; delay in process causes water to evaporate.
- After applying of curing compound it is recommended to wrap the surface area with plastic sheets / vapor barrier to prevent water losses.
- Deploy skilled manpower to spread the curing compounds because any space left in surface coating may allow water to disappear from the surface.
- Prevent the traffic movement on the surface at least for 7 days until it gets cured properly.
Advantages of concrete curing compound
- It helps to prevent surface concrete cracking which often appear due to improper hydration process of concrete.
- Curing compounds help water to retain in the concrete which increase the strength and abrasion resistance of concrete.
- It helps to decrease the construction cost whereas water cost is high. Although, it offer homeowners great comfort to avoid conventional curing system.
- It is useful for high rise building and mass concrete structure work as practically conventional curing systems are not feasible in these job sites.
- Generally it is a cost-effective method for large scale construction projects, whereas conventional curing systems are not feasible due to high labour cost.