Aardcure Catalyst is an advanced formulation penetrative corrosion inhibitor and durability enhancer for concrete. This chloride and silicate free solution deeply penetrates new or old concrete, increases surface abrasion resistance and reduces the permeability of concrete from water and chemical attack. Within the substrate it reduces hydrostatic pressure and increases the adhesion of applied floor finishes. Treated concrete has an increased lifespan with laboratory and field testing proving ongoing effectiveness of the product for more than 10 years.
Surfaces must be clean, dry and free of ponded water prior to application.
Clean surface to remove any dirt, laitance, previous coatings or curing agents that may prevent penetration of the material. Ensure all residual cleaning agents or strippers are removed and surface is flushed with clean water and allowed to dry thoroughly. Minimum preparation of pressure washing at a minimum of 2000psi is recommended.
Confirm absorbency of surface with a light water spray, ensuring penetration into the surface is achieved.
Using a low-pressure sprayer fitted with an adjustable spray tip, apply a single even coat to the surface at a sufficient rate ensuring to achieve nominated application rate. For excessively degraded substrates reapply to areas of greater porosity after 2 to 4 hours with additional Catalyst.
Let treated surfaces dry thoroughly, approximately 30 to 60 minutes before applying any further coatings such as curing agents.
For application on freshly placed concrete, apply after final trowel finishing once bleed water has gone and application procedure will not mar the surface. Joints can be cut prior to application of the Catalyst but dust and debris from saw cutting must be removed. It is recommended to cure the concrete to industry standards after the Catalyst is applied.