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AC•Tech Go-Early Technology™ Nominated for Most Innovative Product at 2015 World of Concrete
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AC•Tech Go-Early Technology
2015 MIP Nominee: Concrete Construction Materials
Can an epoxy resin applied just after the initial set of the concrete be THE concrete curing method, THE slab protection method, and THE vapor/alkalinity control method for final resilient flooring systems -- all wrapped into one product, one coat, one system?
The secret is a Fast-Curing, 100% Reactive Solids formula that has been field tested, improved, and judged time and again in commercial construction projects in the US and abroad. This newest chemical and process iteration of the well-known AC•Tech 2170™ Vapor Reduction System is now ready to work in Division 3 on newly poured concrete.
Specification: DIVISION 03390 AC•TECH GO-EARLY TECHNOLOGY™ CONCRETE CURING, VAPOR REDUCTION & SLAB PROTECTION SYSTEM
Consider the following Go-Early Technology™ application protocol and what it will mean for FastTrack construction projects:
1. Place concrete at 8th and 10 per plan. Do not put any silicate additives into original mix design or topically after placement.
2. Apply Light Broom finish (5-10 mils depth) at initial set. Skip cost (and substrate surface reactions) of hard trowel finishing.
3. 24 hours after initial set (and just prior to Go-Early Technology™ application) clean and vacuum concrete surface to remove any dust, dirt, and construction debris.
4. Mix the 2-component epoxy resin and quickly spread with a 10-12 mils squeegee and Backroll. Ensure entire concrete surface is covered, leaving no high spots uncoated.
5. Allow epoxy resin to cure 4 hours for foot traffic; 12 hours for mechanical resistance; 48 hours for chemical resistance (normal conditions).
6. Put all construction trades on the slab days to weeks earlier. While the concrete is curing under the Go-Early Technology™ membrane, the surface is dry, strong, and hard.
7. Put interior walls up after the vapor control resin has gone down. Mold and Mildew do not like “dry” drywall.
8. Install final flooring systems (at appropriate phase of your construction process) with no moisture testing / alkalinity testing / change orders required.
AC•Tech | Allied Construction Technologies Inc. has been testing the chemistry, the application methods and the on-deck field results behind this new Go-Early Technology™ for years. Think, tweak and test the Go-Early Technology™ System for yourself. What will it do for your fast-track construction PROCESS?
Allied Construction Technologies, Inc.
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