The Chemistry of Concrete Densifiers
Nick Savage is a Business Unit Leader for the Concrete Flooring Group at PROSOCO, a company that provides specialty construction chemicals to make buildings look better and last longer. Nick has been with PROSOCO for over 12 years, starting as a Concrete Products Groups Specialist and working his way up. He previously worked in sales and account management at SASE, Transwestern Publishing, and ADT.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Nick Savage explains what a densifier is and what it’s used for
- Why densifiers are a concrete curing aid — but not the cure
- Nick’s recommendations for when to densify
- What does “apply to rejection” mean?
- The best practices for applying densifiers
- How does temperature affect densifiers?
- Common misconceptions around concrete densifiers
In this episode…
Concrete densifiers have been around for a long time, but there’s still some mystery around the product. What does the process look like? How can you use densifiers effectively? What’s the science behind them? Expert Nick Savage is here to explain.
A concrete densifier is a liquid that fills the non-visible pores and gaps in a concrete slab. This densifier, typically made of silicates, reacts with the byproduct left over from the curing process and is ultimately what hardens the concrete during the curing process. So, what are the benefits of concrete densifiers, and what are the best ways to apply them?
In this episode of This is Concrete, Chad Gill talks with Nick Savage, Business Unit Leader for the Concrete Flooring Group at PROSOCO, about the details behind concrete densifiers. Nick shares what densifiers are made from and what they’re used for, when to apply densifiers, common mistakes and misconceptions, and various benefits of the product.
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