Can an epoxy resin applied just after the initial set of the concrete be THE concrete curing method, THE slab protection method, and THE vapor/alkalinity control method for final resilient flooring systems -- all wrapped into one product, one coat, one system?
The secret is a Fast-Curing, 100% Reactive Solids formula that has been field tested, improved, and judged time and again in commercial construction projects in the US and abroad. This newest chemical and process iteration of the well-known AC•Tech 2170™ Vapor Reduction System is now ready to work in Division 3 on newly poured concrete.
Specification: DIVISION 03390 AC•TECH GO-EARLY TECHNOLOGY™ CONCRETE CURING, VAPOR REDUCTION & SLAB PROTECTION SYSTEM
ASTM C1315-11 (Type 1, Class C Curing Compound) Standard Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds Having Special Properties for Curing and Sealing Concrete [TEC Services Project No. TEC PRO 14-1128; TEC Lab Report No. 14-331-2; dated August 18, 2014]; PASSED
- ASTM D7234 (100% Failure within Substrate at 7 days for ASTM Portland Cement, ASTM 30% Slag Concrete, and ASTM 30% Fly-Ash Concrete) Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coatings on Concrete [TEC Project No: TEC 14-1104; TEC Lab Report No: 14-763- 2; dated September 25, 2014]; 375 psi @ 24hours
- ASTM F3010-13 Standard Practice for Two-Component Resin Based Membrane-Forming Moisture Mitigation Systems for Use Under Resilient Floor Coverings [CTL Group Project No. 281337; dated October 25, 2012]; 0.07 perms @ 12 mils
- ASTM D2240; Standard Test Method for Rubber Property, Durometer Hardness; Shore D 82 Hardness @ 48 hours
- ASTM 710 Standard Practice for Preparing Concrete Floors to Receive Resilient Flooring; Sustained Alkalinity Resistance at pH 14
- Compliance Tested for VOC Emissions; CA Specification 01350. [Berkeley Analytical Certificate # 140527-01; Dated May 27, 2014]. Zero VOC Emissions; Zero Formaldehyde
Consider the following Go-Early Technology™ application protocol and what it will mean for your fasttrack construction projects:
1. Place concrete at 8th and 10 per plan. Do not put any silicate additives into original mix design or topically after placement.
2. Apply Light Broom finish (5-10 mils depth) at initial set. Skip cost (and substrate surface reactions) of hard trowel finishing.
3. 24 hours after initial set (and just prior to Go-Early Technology™ application) clean and vacuum concrete surface to remove any dust, dirt, and construction debris.
4.Mix the 2-component epoxy resin and quickly spread with a 10-12 mils squeegee and backroll. Ensure entire concrete surface is covered, leaving no high spots uncoated.
5.Allow epoxy resin to cure 4 hours for foot traffic; 12 hours for mechanical resistance; 48 hours for chemical resistance (normal conditions).
6. Put all construction trades on the slab days to weeks earlier. While the concrete is curing under the Go-Early Technology™ membrane, the surface is dry, strong, and hard.
7. Put interior walls up after the vapor control resin has gone down. Mold and Mildew do not like “dry” drywall.
8. Install final flooring systems (at appropriate phase of your construction process) with no moisture testing / alkalinity testing / change orders required.
AC•Tech | Allied Construction Technologies Inc. has been testing the chemistry, the application methods and the on-deck field results behind this new Go-Early Technology™ for years. Think, tweak and test the Go-Early Technology™ System for yourself. What will it do for your fast-track construction PROCESS?
Allied Construction Technologies, Inc.