Curecon BE is a water-based bitumen membrane curing compound used to retain moisture in concrete for effective curing. Used for all concrete but specifically for use in mass concrete structures such as roadwork, bridgework and runways.
- Reduces surface shrinkage and cracking by eliminating moisture loss from exposed surfaces
- Rapid film formation
- Tack free when dry
- Increases concrete strength and dusting resistance
- Eliminates the need for damp hessian, sand, or polythene
- Use as a pre-coat for finishing with an asphalt blacktop surface.
- Non-flammable/non-dangerous goods classification
The coating should be applied at a coverage rate of 5m2/litre. To achieve the correct curing properties and moisture retention according to AS/RTA standards, Curecon BE must be applied at the above-stated coverage rates. Curecon dries to a black film on the surface.
|Water retention efficiency||>90%|
|Nata certificate serial number||37294|
|Application Equipment||Low-pressure spray (preferred) or soft 10-15 mm nap roller|
|Thinning||Nil – use only as supplied|
|Coverage||5m2/litre using a spray applicator-do not brush|
|Clean up||Water when wet. Kerosene, fuel or Solvent 525(allows re-emulsification with water) when dry|
|Drying time on concrete||Approximately 10-15 minutes at 25 degrees C 50% RH.|
After this time Curecon BE will be shower resistant and will resist re-emulsification and consequential removal. This feature will help diminish the potential for wash away by rain within 30 minutes of application.
Curecon BE should be evenly sprayed onto the surface over freshly laid concrete as soon as possible after final trowelling.
Ideally, Curecon BE should be applied as soon as the surface bleed water, if any, has evaporated. In all cases, Curecon BE should be applied at a coverage rate of not greater than 5m2 per litre.