Things You Should Know About Curing Compound

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Advance curing and traditional curing are now days on huge debate, some people prefer water curing others preferred chemical curing. Before adopting anything new you analyze the effects and side effects both and also the investment but why you don’t analyze the costing of your current traditional technique of curing and its hectic procedure of usage. Never trust blindly on any technology if its traditional it doesn’t assures perfect result, low costing and atmosphere friendly. Some technologies in recent time are made in such way that they are costing less and deliver very perfect and exact results in less time and the best example of it is curing compound. Here in this article we are going to discuss on major points of curing and how curing compounds act more perfectly as compared to water curing. We are going to cover following points in this article:

  • Curing Compound
  • Types of curing compound
  • How to cure concrete

Curing compound is a chemical which as its name defines uses for curing. To give strength on the concrete it is necessary to maintain inside moist so the layer forms a strong bond, it also contributes a lot on avoiding the formation of cracks on the surfaces. Curing compound are far much beneficial and useful and also it very easy to use, handle, apply and transporting as compared to traditional curing of concrete through water, which is hectic in almost every manner because neither it is easy to apply nor it can be transport from one place to other. It also demands huge workforce and observation and precautions as well.

So, due to so many benefits chemicals become most preferable and first choice for contractors rather than water curing. Major reason is, it costs very low and it gives better results than traditional curing. Some people have this misunderstanding that chemicals are always harmful and they will cause adverse effect in one way or another. It is completely a myth neither every chemicals are harmful nor all of them causes harmful effect on nature. Some chemicals which are of huge affectivity and power like sodium sulphate etc. when used in factories or manufacturing industries and the smoke release during their usage causes harmful affect on health and atmosphere both. But the chemicals like curing compound which are totally wax based don’t cause any kind of adverse effect on heath and atmosphere. It just form a simple thin layer which stays the surface clean, dust free, wind free and free from other atmospheric effects, due to which the moisture which is present inside the layer of concrete remains as it is and start gripping strength by passing time and does not cause any kind of crack age of surface as well because moisture has been locked inside so there is not lack of water inside concrete which results no cracking’s.

Chemical curing is of two types (i) Permanent Curing (ii) Temporary Curing

Let’s discuss the benefits, uses and limitations of each one by one:

(i)   Permanent curing can be simply understand by this definition- “A place where curing chemical is applied in such way so that its removal is almost impossible and you cannot apply any of the other material layer on that surface”

Where these applications are mostly used: Permanent curing is commonly used in places where there is almost no possibility of applying any of the further layers. In construction projects like highways and bridges or dams these kind of applications are widely used because these are one time construction which build up with huge efforts and perfection mostly the possibility of applying any further layer is very low so in these places contractors use permanent curing.

(ii)    Temporary curing is simply opposite to permanent curing or as per definition it can be define as- “A chemical applied to cure the surface that is made up of concrete and where it is supposed to be applied a further layer of  anything such as      any kind of painting work or fitting of tiles and marble stones these kind of various applications need a particular grip to form a connection with surface and themselves and if in such conditions where they did not find so they leave the surface soon which results imperfect, hectic and costly work”

The temporary curing is easy to remove through detergents like soap or surf but using acids for removal of curing may damage your previous layer and results to damage a fresh one as well. So, never use any kind of chemical like acids and all for removing curing from the concrete surface. Some people scarify the surface to remove its curing but using this method cause a huge damage on surface of concrete and forms line of scratching which gives a bad look on surface and requires more efforts for next application which is supposed to applied on the scratchy one.

After discussing about curing compound and its types let us elaborate the point of how to cure concrete:

Concrete, it is typically made up of sand, metal and cement mixing together with water and form concrete, it is widely used in almost all kind of small and big process of construction. And in modern construction it is used for making antique pieces for outside and inside decoration of buildings, residential apartments and buildings. Concrete is taken as a major player in high-tech construction process, because from roof to floors, pillar to decorative items concrete plays an astronomic role in everything. So it is necessary to choose best quality concrete in your every construction work for the resulted area can gain good strength and give desired results and also looks perfect. Only picking right kind and good quality of concrete can’t ensure perfect results you have to cure concrete when you apply its layer anywhere. To lock the moisture of concrete curing is necessary; you can cure it through water or chemical. Prefer to use chemical which is called and well known as curing compound for curing concrete it results best and requires low cost and workforce.

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Major Problems Faced by Contractors in Manufacturing of Cement Road in Prone Areas of Forest

We are in the era where well-nigh all parts and areas were connecting with each other either via airlines, roads, water means or railways. The places inside any country get connected with each other through roads. Roads can make by two ways either by cement and concrete or with Bitumen.

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Mostly in developing countries, areas like forests are still isolated from the reach of people and industries due to lack of roads. But as time passes the need of resorts become necessary in some utmost places of forests where national parks are establish or near to some beautiful natural sites inside forest. But all this are useless if we cannot apt to associate cities and these places via roads. At this extent it is important to know that most of the experts suggest to build cement roads in deep areas because you cannot do the repair work on every 3-4 years as the bitumen roads required continuous caring in every 5 year spam otherwise they will start getting damage and it cause an another huge task for the road contractors. So it is most preferable to build cement roads in these areas which need less care and observation. But making cement roads in forest is not an easy task, there are a lot of problems come on the way one by one almost in every step while constructing cement roads in forests. But due to the need of these types of roads it becomes essential to make them in forest areas.

We showcase the major problems occurs while making cement roads in deep areas of forest and how you can come over from these problems. Following are the benefits, major issues and solutions to problems:

Benefits of cement roads in forest:

1) Cement is strong than bitumen so it assures long life of road.
2) Rain water doesn’t damage the road surface.
3) Neither heat nor temperature affects the road.

By taking above benefits in mind it has been clear that cement roads are the best option for forests, but as we all know that making cement roads in forest is not an eye blink task there are huge problems which contractors faced while making roads.

Some major faced issues while making cement roads in forest:

While making cement roads, among all the problems ‘water’ is the major problem. Because concrete did not get desired strength if it gets dry and the inside moisture gets evaporated due to outside heat and high temperature. To lock the moist of concrete inside the road surface continuous pouring of water is very necessary. And this process should repeat on daily basis for more the 24 days. This is a next to impossible kind of task if you are constructing a road inside forest.

The water resources are very less and fixed in forests they are not flexible like we have in town and cities where we have a public water tap in almost every half kilometer distance.

Following are some major points which cause more problems to carry water for long distance and pouring it to the fresh cement road.

•        If you are making road of about 30 kilometers inside the forest and you have only one fixed source of water, river/lake or a natural well. You have to carry the water all across 30 km step by step to wet the cement surface regularly.
•        To carry water for this much distance you must need pipes of 30 kilometer length which you cannot find at once, you have to join many small pieces of pipes to cover the required area. The task doesn’t end here; you have to place a labor on every single joint of pipe throughout the time when you are pouring water on cement roads to make sure that pipe didn’t get disconnected to each other.
•        You can also carry water to the cement road through water tankers, but it is impossible to get numbers of these below in forest area you have to hire them from cities which affect your budget due to diesel costing.
•        You can supply water to the desired place by labors but it will consume more time cost and it does not assure you proper results as you can’t appoint a supervisor on every point to watch the labors.

By analyzing above mentioned point we have conclude that the only major problem which contractors face in the process of cement road manufacturing in forests is ‘water’. But every problem has solutions and so as this one as well. If you don’t have enough sources of water in the area where you are constructing road go for the option which doesn’t require any water for curing. See curing means caring the fresh layer of cement from heat and harsh temperature so the moisture remains inside the layer which gives strength to cement road by passing time.

What to use instead of water for curing of cement?

Water used for curing from first times but as times passes and now the roads are making in such areas where we don’t have enough amount of water to cure the cement surfaces, scientists realize need of such chemical which can fulfill all the requirements and do all the tasks for curing which water can do. Then they make curing compounds which plays the same role as water did for curing cement it forms a film (thin-film) on the cement road surface which keep away the heat, wind and dust from the real surface of cement and the moisture get lock inside as the film act as a blocker which doesn’t allow any outside thing to come inside the layer and it prevent the inside moisture to get evaporated by outside atmospheric effects.

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Curing compound are easy to use and they are environment friendly as well. Because it requires almost no water and it saves gallons of water which people pour on cement surface for curing and its better strength. The chemical is easily available and you can carry it at any place where the curing requires. It doesn’t require any expert for applying the chemical on concrete surface; anyone can apply this chemical by reading the instruction on the label of container. Use of curing compound is easy but you have to take care about few things while using curing compound as it is a chemical, don’t use it without safety precautions, mix well inside the chemical drum before spaying it on surface, prefer the use of spray pipes for applying the chemical on surface. It is better to apply two coats of curing compound on surface so if in case any place leaves dry while applying first layer, second layer can cover that portion. Due to its white color, it is easy to check the portion where curing has been done, and which portions are left so curing compound saves your time in one way or other, by helping you to analyze the cured area easily.

Conclusion: Due to various positive factors and almost no side effects on atmosphere and human body, curing compounds are safe for any kind of curing; just make sure that the curing remove completely before you plan to apply any kind of further layer on cement surface. Make sure to maintain the desired atmosphere as per the product requires otherwise the properties of product will change and it affect its workability. Just remember few major points and pay a little attention while using this chemical and enjoy best results in front of your eyes.

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Why Usage of Light Bricks are Important in Making of Multi Story Buildings

Foaming agent, this is basically used for making light bricks. Foaming agent is highly concentrated and efficient kind of liquid which is typically used for manufacturing of Light weight Concrete.


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Importance of foaming agent

Now day’s different types of infrastructure are building in all over the world. Multi story buildings are become very common in recent time. The main problem cause while making such multi story building is the weight of concrete, concrete is a very heavy material and it is used in almost every part of construction the only way to reduce this weight is by preferring the use of light weighted concrete instead of normal concrete. Walls, roofs and floor are the basic and most important parts of any residential infrastructure. And most of the contractors prefer to make thin walls due to lack of space especially in big cities, but the normal bricks size is broad so it becomes necessary to produce such kind of bricks that are light weighted and thin both.

Now the question arrives how?

The solution is: Use foaming agent and make such bricks which are durable, long-lasting and strong, in the same time light weighted as well. To make these kinds of bricks all you need is to take a generator which mix water compressed air and foaming agent for foam concrete together and form a fine paste of foam. Then take a mixer put cement and fly ash and mix it with water after this pour the fine foam in this mixture you will observe that the mixture will start becoming fluffy then release the thick batter of foaming agent, fly ash and cement on mould containers after the mixture settle down cut it with the help of wire in shape of bricks. Leave them for 3-4 days and the light weighted concrete bricks are ready to use.

Environment Friendly

As compared to previous decades now a day’s constructors are more serious towards making eco friendly infrastructure in major countries like US and UK it becomes compulsory to make eco friendly building. For making such kind of buildings it is important that the material using in such construction process should be atmosphere friendly.  Foaming agent for CLC is one of those techniques which produce environment friendly bricks.  It has been clearly mentioned by foaming agent manufacturer in India that these bricks are environment friendly and earthquake friendly as well.

Environment friendly in terms of the materials used to form bricks are not taken by any natural resource like the normal bricks are directly made up of the upper layer of our land which forms in decades. This will affect our soil.

Earthquake friendly: The reason behind this is as the bricks are light weighted the possibility of demolishing of structure when earthquake occurs becomes very less due to its light weight the structure will hang rather than falling down, and if in case the frequency of earthquake is high and the structure falls than also it results less harm to the peoples and surroundings due to its light weight.

Note: Using CLC foaming agent is beneficial for modern infrastructure due to its light weight property and eco friendly to atmosphere.

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Positive Factors of Using Foaming Agent for CLC

Foaming agents are widely used in making blocks of CLC.  The work of concrete have to composite chemical that must be capable to produce foam cells that are stable in concrete which can be resist in the forces of chemical that is imposed during pumping and placing of concrete and also in during transporting and for setting of concrete. The foam that has been created by this process should be stable for a particular time period which is called Portland cement setting period. These kind of foaming agents neither directly nor indirectly harm concrete in any manner and it has no-toxic and it is non-flammable.

Foaming agents are very useful and it has many positive factors, following are few: 

  1. Absorption: It has been observed that with very low absorption of water cellular concrete has been created by foaming agents. Experts share the information that as higher the content of air goes the higher absorption of water is figured
  2. Reliability: Foam concrete is something that can be defines as everlasting material, time does not have any bad impact on this, neither it gets decompose by passing time nor the temperature have any adverse affect on it. In simple words we can define it’s durability as strong as rock.
  3. Heat: Due to the high temperature of foam concrete it is very much capable to accumulate the heat that helps in minimizing the expense of heat in cold areas specially.
  4. Microclimate: Foaming agent for foam concrete prevents the heat loss especially in the season of winter, controls the humidity of air by absorbing the moisture of room it also helps in avoiding high temperature in the season of summer.
  5. Eco-friendliness: As during the maintenance of foam concrete it does not produce any kind of toxic substance and the ecological compatibility of foam concrete is second to wood, it means the product is very eco-friendly.
  6. Versatility: Due to its higher workability, it becomes much easier and possible for producing different shapes of pyramids, corners and many more things which directly helps to attach an everlasting beauty to the architecture.

Precaution and transport:

•    The production of foaming agent for CLC, it is protected from the spread of fire and it is corresponds to refractoriness first degree, which has been proved by many tests. Due to this reason, it can be mainly used in constructions of fire-proof. The surface of heavy concrete blow or split by the impact of high heat but it does not cause any effect on foam concrete.

•    Transport: As the combination of volume, weight and packing has been put in such a convenient way by the  foaming agent manufacturer in India so the transportation of product become easy and convenient for constructors to transport the product to the desired place.

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Benefits of using Foaming Agent for Foam Concrete

Foaming Agent is that thing which contains thickener to form suitable kind of bubbles, necessary porosity for CLC bricks. The formed bubbles are that much strong that they last till concrete becomes set. With the help of foaming agents a blanket of tiny bubbles formed.

Foaming agent is like a surfactant, if it is present in small amounts, it facilitates formation of foam, due to it the colloidal stability becomes enhance by coalescence of bubbles. Sodium laureth sulfate is a kind of detergent which is commonly found in various products of personal care. This is less expensive and it is very effective kind of foamer. A foaming agent is that material which in certain conditions will decompose gas to release gas mainly in very high temperature, which is normally used for turning liquid into foam. Let’s see an example, powdered titanium hydride or zirconium (ii) hydrides are commonly used as foaming agent for metal foam production, it decompose at elevated temperatures to form hydrogen and titanium gas.

Some major benefits of using foaming agent:

  • The technology is very easy for execution in any place.
  • It requires less skilled workforce and it deploys unskilled labour.
  • This is an environment friendly product, which neither waste any natural resources or it does not creates any kind of pollution which damages the atmospheric layer.
  • It is very economize in terms of energy consumption which directly affect the profit margin of project.
  • The result is faster in execution.
  • It is durable and comfortable and it is also weather-proof.
  • This is suitable or even we say it is best choice for using it for important and critical constructions like Earthquake –proof building and bridges etc.

There are various foaming agent manufacturers in India that are totally based on protein, with components of active enzyme concrete agent are used in making foam concrete or light concrete.

Procedure to make light or foam concrete:  First dilute the foaming agent in water after this with compressed air foam will produce in the concrete foam generator. The foam produced by this procedure is very stable kind of high quality and fine foam. The density and stability of foam is totally depending on the dilution of foam generator and its settings.

This kind of foaming agent for foam concrete that are completely based on protein gives very huge stability to the foam and it stand successfully in various different situations like casting, conveying, mixing, pouring during setting and in the process of hydration. Foaming agent for CLC does not cause any kind of chemical reaction on concrete instead it acts like a binding for air entrapped.

Use of foaming agent is good and even best in every possible way in any construction process.

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Rummage Around For The Best Professional To Perform Foaming Agent To Widen Persistent Concrete

Cellular lightweight concrete is predictable concrete where the innate aggregate is replaced with the  best insulation medium available particularly amid the replace of organic and bio-degradable foam as they do not offers chemical reaction instead serves as swathing material for air. Accordingly clc behaves like a conventional concrete moreover it offer hardening, curing and most important is aging tendency. Moreover CLC infinitely increases its potency by hydration via divulging to the long humid atmosphere. Foam concrete is very effective isolating material. Additionally more number of buildings is constructed from foam concrete are accumulate heat or cold by allowing gently to minimize heating expenses. You can use the clc foaming agent in developing precast exterior walls, green construction, subways, building material for high-rises, acoustic construction and many others. Furthermore clc bricks are light in weight and it is three times less them the fly ash brocks. Over that, clc blocks are environment friendly so that it protects the environment from damage. The production process of clc or else its usage does not release any harmful effluents to air, water or surroundings. It is ideal for its low weight as it will cut the need for plywood partitions. Therefore it reduces the need for the deforestation by providing bright environment. Moreover there are several clc foaming agent manufacturer India and you ought to pick up the correct one to provide you the best service.

Every field requires expertise person to finish the work in the fruitful manner in such a way foaming agent for concrete is also vital in the construction work. Usually the foaming concrete requires skilled person to carry out the task in the effective manner. It gathers the knowledge of expertise person regarding the various types of additives and admixtures with all extra types of concrete products. Moreover the professional person develops the foaming agent to assemble the cellular light weight concrete blocks. Foam concrete possesses a towering property of acoustical fascination. In addition to that it has accurate dimensions, big sizes and lightweight gradually the construction speed also increases abruptly. Also it is unproblematic to cut holes and channels for the pipes, sockets and electrical wiring. These all happens only through expertise agent.

Everyone choose for the best one and opt to give preference to the quality product. Likewise the best one is seems to be foaming agent for more number of concrete works. Most of the professional prefer protein based foaming agent to get long life for the concrete. Mostly protein hydrolisation based foaming agent provides warranty on high stability of the foam by successfully withstanding the manifold forces occurring when casting, conveying and mixing at the time of hydration process.  Hence the foam does not cause any chemical reaction in the concrete however merely serves as the wrapping material for air entrapped. Furthermore it does not produce any amount of toxic emission and fumes over its lifetime. You can avail the help of the professional person in order to carry out the constructional task.

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How to Dealing With Foaming Agent in Construction Use

Chemical compounds which strengthen the foam bubble individually, it defines as foaming agent. It can also define as, protein which contain natural surfactants, mix with organic raw material. It can use in various industrial processes and at home as well.

Foam concrete should considered as a cement-bonded material which created by mixing very fluid paste of cement, which injected stable, factory-made on site,  pre-formed foam, It has the looks like light-grey mousse or like a milk-shake, the amount of suspension for foam that dictates solid density of concrete.

Due to denseness, the foam concrete will imposes little vertical stress on substructure – it is necessary that attribute in some areas are sensitive to settle. May be answer for reducing the load on burden soil, its hardened state and in smaller amount the risk is differential for different settlement.

The foam is form with the exploitation either by protein-based agent of foam, or artificial additive, each of them are factory made.

Physical characteristics of it should determined by employment variety with combine designs: which relying upon applying the concrete where it’s needed, these styles combine and it could embrace employment of the hydraulic cement, either on its own, together with proportion of a fine ash, or it includes the dirt of stone or sand.

This can uses as most effective raw material it is accessible to supply the top of  the quality foam of concrete, with the exclusive concentrates, it gives an extremely sturdy, uniform and micro-bubble structure which forms non-porous matrix in intervals, for making froth concrete and finished product with the exacting characteristics  and style.

With Lightweight and glorious thermal properties of insulation, it is good for construction use like in flat and roofs.

Foaming agent of concrete, it is specified as development of sub-base to inner floors and due to flowing and its self-leveling properties of fabric contributes towards quicker installation and its cost-effective choice which victimization ancient of it.

Another advantage of victimization foam concrete is during this application the bearing ability of froth concrete which reduces desired thickness of structural block of concrete.

Concrete foaming agent is a self-leveling and also self-compacting which fills the tiniest voids and cavities it seems that inside gushing space.

If looking for how to use cement for maintenance work . In excavations with the poor quality of soils which cannot simply compact to the foam and concrete forms a 100 percent compacted foundation of over the soft sub-soil? The Compaction of a typical and granular backfield against the holding of structures with deep foundations and it will cause a harm movement to adjacent of structure. In this the things like foaming agent for concrete reduced the lateral loading and it could be a safe answer.

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