Cure Shield

DRYCRETE™ CURE SHIELD

SUBSURFACE MEMBRANE PLUS SURFACE REPELLENT TREATMENT

A true “wet” cure, hardener and sealer, with consistent benefits of greatly reduced permeability, greater hydration and density, and chemical resistance. Cure Shield effectively retards evaporation during the curing process, while maintaining a sustainable waterproofing and acid/solvent resistant seal on the surface of the concrete mass, without affecting surface bonding quality.

DRYCRETE™ Cure Shield is an excellent concrete curing agent, providing a cure equal to, or better than water curing.

DRYCRETE™ Cure Shield provides concrete all of the benefits gained from a highly effective curing method. 

DRYCRETE™ Cure Shield is water borne, environmentally safe, user friendly, odorless, non-toxic, with zero VOC content. It significantly decreases concrete’s permeability, and renders concrete more abrasion resistant, freeze damage resistant, prevents dusting, and protects against acid/salt and other contaminant attacks and damage.

THE PROCESS:  DRYCRETE™ Cure Shield provides special ingredients to the yet available capillary mix water waiting to participate in hydration’s reaction rates/processes, generating increased volumes of cement paste/hydration product in a significantly shorter period of time, utilizing all of the remaining capillary water and leaving none to later evaporate thus leaving void spaces. As a result of utilizing all remaining capillary mix water, the concrete’s capillary void spaces become more segmented and smaller than usual. This greatly diminishes porosity/permeability by causing further utilization of the still available mix water content.

DRYCRETE™ Cure Shield provides concrete a superior cure imparting greatly improved strength, surface hardness and impermeability, which translates to longer sustainable durability.

DRYCRETE™ Cure Shield leaves no surface residue to later interfere with surface bonding quality, which is very important when striping or applying a topical coating.

APPLICATION:   Apply with a low-pressure non-atomizing, spray apparatus such as a pump-tank sprayer or mechanical cure slurry pump or low pressure airless sprayer. DRYCRETE Cure Shield is ideally applied to the newly-poured concrete surface as soon as is practical following its surface finishing phase. Should conditions require the surface to be walked on, for application, concrete should be allowed the time to adequately harden, so as not to imprint or mar the surface during application. Recommended minimum coverage rate is 4.5 m2 per liter.

BENEFITS:

  • Significantly improves hydration and concrete density.
  • Provides a permanent integral moisture barrier and surface coating protection.
  • Reduces permeability by >90%.
  • Provides greater surface bond for topical coatings.
  • Virtually eliminates freeze-thaw damage.
  • Excellent acid /salt and solvent resistance.
  • Environmentally neutral and user friendly.

LEED CREDIT CONSIDERATIONS: Materials and Resources: MR Credit 1.2 Building re-use. Environmental Quality: EQ Credits 4.2: Low emitting materials (VOC <25 g/L).

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A user-friendly, environmentally safe, white (clear-drying), non-flammable, penetrating liquid which is non toxic, with zero VOC.
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Offers an environmentally friendly long term solution to protect embedded steel in concrete surfaces, without sacrificing the integrity.
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DRYCRETE - Cure Shield

USE IT TO PROTECT

• Warehouse Floors
• Supermarkets
• Schools / Municipalities
• Parking Structures
• Bridge Decks
• Vertical Structures
• Pre-cast Concrete
• Medical Facilities
• Basement Floors / Walls
• Stamped Concrete
• Flatwork
• Integral Colored Concrete

Easy to Apply

On Existing Concrete
Apply DRYCRETE using a low pressure pump-up tank sprayer with a fan spray nozzle. Holding spray tip 6-8 inches from surface, apply at minimum rate of 200-250 square feet per gallon with an overlapping spray pattern of 10-20%. Begin application at the lowest elevation. For example, walls and slopes should be applied side to side, from the bottom up.
 
As a Cure Method on newly poured Concrete
Apply DRYCRETE with a low-pressure pump-up tank sprayer or by flooding and broom out. Apply to the newly placed surface as soon as is practical following its surface finishing phase. Recommended minimum coverage as a cure method is 150-200 square feet per gallon on textured surfaces or 250-300 SF per gallon on hard trowel finished concrete surfaces.
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PREVENT BLUSHING

Whitening of concrete sealers – also known as ”Blushing”
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PREVENT SPALLING

When the water in concrete is able to freeze, it then expands & causes damage to concrete surfaces.
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PREVENT MOISTURE ISSUES

Leaves no surface residual to impede or hinder bonding of any coatings or adhesives.
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PREVENT EFFLORESCENCE

A white crystalline powder-like substance which forms on surface of concrete, stucco, brick or masonry.

PERMANENT CONCRETE PROTECTION

DRYCRETE is a product of Concrete Earth
601 N. 5th Ave • Kankakee, IL 60901
1-800-441-6646 • 630-257-5060 • 630-257-9006 FAX