Water is a precious commodity and often taken for granted – very much so in New Zealand, where rainfall is usually reliable and lakes and rivers never run dry.
BUT – once again weather conditions have proved this is not a wise approach. As demand increases, any depletion of expected rainfall has a higher impact and can lead to council-controlled water restrictions.
IMPACT ON CONSTRUCTION
Water restrictions have an impact on various aspects of the construction process, not least the curing of concrete slabs. Water curing remains a popular method, whether by bunding or hosing, because it is usually cheap and leaves no residue. Local restrictions on water supply will potentially prevent this process being used.
The industry may turn to membranous compounds as alternatives, but besides their cost these have the serious disadvantage of requiring removal later in the project. Even compounds which are intended to be dissipative will leave a certain amount of residue, depending on the UV light, and the abrasion, to which they have been exposed.
THE ADVANCED SOLUTION
Have you tried Aquron 1000 and Aquron 2000 penetrating hydrogel treatments? These multi-benefit, spray-applied treatments offer CURING QUALITY EQUAL TO WATER CURING.
- Applied as soon as concrete can be walked on
- Trafficable one hour after application – minimal impact on construction time
- No residue – no need to clean or grind off later
In addition, Aquron 1000 and Aquron 2000 offer anti-dusting hardening, and penetrating sealing, to a depth of 150mm! Add long-term protection and durability to the slab!
Aquron 2000 also offers moisture control for floor slabs where floor coverings will be fitted – removing the need for moisture barriers later in the project.
Sounds good? Save time! Save money! SAVE WATER!
Get in touch with the friendly Markham team for more information!