September 18, 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am Central Standard Time
As we all know, accelerated schedules and the search for the newest and best processes have influenced the somewhat recent trend of applying a liquid floor hardener (densifier) immediately after slab finishing as a “cure coat”, then subsequently applying bondbreaker in the panel areas. As with everything, this simplified and expedient process comes with trade-offs. This session will explore ASTM C309 and how it pertains to industrial floor slabs, how concrete hydrates, how liquid floor hardeners work, and how they interact with and affect that hydration process. We will also cover reactive bondbreaker functionality and how applying it on top of liquid floor hardeners comes with its own set of possible issues to be aware of. Product compatibility, proper timing, and expected results will be discussed, as well. This discussion should leave the attendee able to make a more well-informed decision about the sequence of application they wish to choose on their next project by weighing the pros and cons of each course as it pertains to densifier and bondbreaker.
We have always looked at tilt-wall as an evolving artform. There are many things that we considered pushing the envelope a decade or two ago that are now commonplace or outdated. At Seretta, we take our role as an industry leader seriously and are constantly looking for and trying out potentially new and better ways to perform our work. We know that if you become complacent, you will become outdated. At Seretta, we use only the latest and most advanced chemicals, equipment, software, methodologies and technologies so that we continue to produce the highest quality work in the shortest amount of time.
Our team has been in the architectural precast / pre-stressed business for over 40 years. During that time we have made insulated wall panels using every system. We understand which designs work and more importantly which do NOT work for various reasons including; design code, production efficiency and engineering requirements.