Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How to make soft concrete hard?

As a leading manufacturer in concrete treatments (concrete densifier), Legacy Industrial is often called upon to help homeowners and contractors cure the ills of a poor concrete mix or failed installation.

One of the most common inquiries relates to the hardness of a concrete slab.  Often times this is a garage.  We see this the most in the garage as this is usually the last concrete pour on a job and therefore is given the worst of the concrete or the worst of the installer, sometimes both.

Legacy Industrial is referred to as the "Gold Standard" in lithium densifier technology as our products are often the measure of effectiveness in this industry.   Densifiers are typically used to make good concrete better.  Better, meaning harder and more dust-proof.

This technology relies upon a critical element in the concrete being present and in great quantity, free lime.  Without free (unhydrated) lime there is no reaction to take place.  Without this reaction the concrete is not made "harder" or more "dust proof". 

Therefore if you have "soft concrete" that is flush with free lime you can improve it's density with a Legacy Industrial densifier.  If you have a weak, sandy, lime free cap you will not see any remarkable improvement. 

Please contact Legacy Industrial at 908-269-8300 for more information.
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