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Cures & Sealers

All driveways in Minnesota must be cured as soon as the last finishing operation is completed.

Few topics cause more confusion for users of concrete than curing and sealing. We want everyone using our products to understand these vital steps in the concrete construction process.

Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, coarse aggregate, water and admixtures. When the cement comes in contact with water, a chemical reaction called hydration occurs. It is this chemical reaction that changes concrete from a fluid to an inflexible, strong, stone-like substance.

Cement hydration is a long term process. After 28 days, 95% of the hydration is completed, so the concrete has gained most of the compressive strength that it will achieve. However, for hydration to continue for 28 days, two conditions must be maintained:

  1. Sufficient temperature (above 50 degrees F.)
  2. Sufficient moisture

If either of these conditions is not maintained, hydration will stop, and concrete will stop gaining strength at that time. Curing is maintaining sufficient moisture and temperature for hydration.

Sealing is applying surface protection on cured concrete. For exterior applications, especially areas exposed to road chemicals, sealing should be repeated every 3-4 years with high quality sealers.

Curing Methods

  • Air Cure - this means no cure at all - okay for a footing or a basement floor perhaps, but not too smart on a driveway or exterior concrete.
  • Water Cure - must keep concrete saturated - allowing it to dry out stops hydration
  • Membranes - poly will leave discoloration. Kraft paper is a two part system - wet under layer and poly outer layer.
  • Chemical cures - spray on chemicals - water based or solvent based.

 

TK Products and Marshall Concrete Private Label Products (All Marshall Products are TK Products)

Premium Penetrating Sealer - siloxane based
1315 Cure and Seal
Gloss Cure and Seal
Ultra High Gloss Sealer
Tool Cleaner and Solvent
Stamp Release
TK - CCS - Concrete Colored Stain - Folkstone color
Merrimac Brown Glass Cure and Seal, High Gloss Sealer
Tri-Grip
Concrete Surface Retarder
Holy Water
Bonding Agent

Premium Penetrating Sealer - siloxane based

Uses: A solvent-based, low viscosity oligomeric organosiloxane, one-component, deep-penetrating, invisible, non-darkening water repellent for concrete and masonry. The siloxane groups are chemically bonded, not just physicaPremium Penetrating Sealer Siloxane basedlly bonded like other surface penetrating sealers, to the concrete. It eliminates the ever-present moisture that had previously engulfed the cementitious substrate, thus eliminating spalling, freeze/thaw damage, and rebar corrosion. It penetrates up to 1/4 inch and becomes a permanent part of the substrate, not allowing water to enter, but allows moisture vapor to pass out of the substrate.Water proofing exterior horizontal concrete surfaces.

SKU#: M747 or M748

Sizes: 5 Gallon or 1 Gallan

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Coming Soon

 

1315 Cure and Seal

Uses: Curing freshly placed concrete. Should be used immediately following the final finishing operation. Also a good general purpose sealer. May cause blotches on surface. 25% solids

SKU #: M776 or M767

 

Sizes: 5 Gallon or 1 Gallon

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming Soon

Gloss Cure and Seal

Uses: Semi-gloss, high solids, solvent based sealer and curing compound

SKU#: M765 or M766

Sizes: 5 Gallon or 1 Gallon

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming Soon

 

Ultra High Gloss Sealer

Uses: Highest solids, solvent based, membrane forming sealer. Roller only. High gloss sheen - best for exposed aggregate and colored and decorative concrete when a "wet look" is desired

SKU#: M764.5 or M764

Sizes: 5 Gallon or 1 Gallon

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming soon!

 

Tool Cleaner and Solvent

Uses:

SKU#: M364 or M763.5

Sizes:

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming soon!

 

Stamp Release

Uses:

SKU#: M723 or M723.1

Sizes: 1 gallon or 5 gallon

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming soon!

 

TK - CCS - Concrete Colored Stain - Folkstone color

Uses:

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MSDS:

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming soon!

 

Merrimac Brown Gloss Cure and Seal, High Gloss sealer

Uses:

SKU#: 749

Sizes: 1 quart

MSDS:

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming soon!

 

Tri-Grip

 

Uses:

SKU#:

Sizes:

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Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming soon

 

Concrete Surface Retarder

Uses:

SKU#: M770 or M771

Sizes: 1 gallon or 5 gallon

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming soon!

 

Holy WaterHoly Water

Uses:

SKU#:

Sizes: 1 gallon

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Data Sheet coming soon!

 

Bonding Agent

Uses:

SKU#: 743 or 742

Sizes: 1 gallon or 5 gallon

MSDS: Yes

Tech Sheet: Data sheet coming soon!

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