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How to Cure Self Leveling Concrete

Updated February 21, 2017

Self-levelling concrete needs less attention during the curing period than standard concrete, saving time in installation and labour. Self-levelling concrete can be poured on many types of flooring, including concrete and hardwood. Use self-levelling concrete to cover uneven concrete, resurface damaged concrete, mould decorative objects or correct other building problems. Self-levelling concrete finishes a wet cure in a matter of hours, not days.

Apply the self-levelling concrete to your project area with a trowel, mixing only as much concrete as you can use in a 10-minute interval. Self-levelling concrete dries much faster than standard concrete, so mixing more than you can use will only give you a dried concrete mess to clean.

Smooth the self-levelling concrete with a squeegee, working it into all corners. Be sure to work quickly.

Wait about 30 minutes for the concrete to set up. If you are working in a temperate climate, you can let the self-levelling concrete dry-cure. Simply leave the concrete alone to dry for 12 hours.

Mist the concrete with water from a spray gun if you are working in hot or windy conditions. Mist the concrete regularly for the first three hours after finishing to prevent it from drying too fast.

Allow the self-levelling concrete to dry after the misting. The concrete will dry without cracking. After 12 hours, your concrete is cured and you can apply a flooring material over it.

Warning

Do not pour self-levelling concrete in temperatures below 40F, since the concrete will freeze.

Things You'll Need

  • Self-levelling concrete mix
  • Trowel
  • Squeegee
  • Power sprayer
  • Water
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