To produce high quality concrete, active curing is necessary and according to ACI the most effective method for highly wear resistant and durable concrete is wet curing for a period of 7 days. Keeping the concrete continuously wet for 7 days can be a challenge but not for Sika UltraCure blankets. These products are created from proprietary Natural Cellulose Fiber (NCF) based materials that incorporate the super absorption technology used in hygienic applications to wick and hold moisture for long periods of time on concrete surfaces. Sika UltraCure curing blankets are perfect for slab on grade, RCC, pervious, decorative concrete, and DOT applications.
The Ultimate Wet Curing Blanket
When floor appearance is everything, Sika UltraCure™ is the wet curing method chosen by top professionals to provide thorough hydration, less discoloration and a more evenly cured slab. Unlike other single-use blankets which tend to dry out after 3-4 days, Sika UltraCure NCF™ (Natural Cellulose Fabric) provides constant hydration and maintains a 100% relative humidity condition on the slab for the entire 7-day curing period (with proper installation).
The superior water retention ability of Sika UltraCure NCF allows the blanket to absorb more than 41 gallons of curing water per 1,600 sq. ft. roll, providing the critical moisture required for the long term wet curing of concrete surfaces. With typical application and proper installation, the superior absorbency demonstrated by Sika UltraCure NCF means there's no need to re-wet the slab. Sika UltraCure NCF is designed to remain moist for up to 7 days.
The Long Duration Wet Curing Blanket
Sika UltraCure DOT™ is our heaviest duty curing blanket. It features a perforated vapor barrier applied to one side to help minimize concrete overheating, maintain moisture levels and provide protection against UV degradation. It is also available in non-perforated for vertical applications.
With proper installation, Sika UltraCure DOT™ provides constant hydration and maintains a 100% relative humidity condition on the slab for wet curing curing durations up to 14 days.
As with all Sika UltraCure products, Sika UltraCure DOT™ wicks itself to the concrete surface, helping to prevent foreign material including dust, debris and contaminants to reach the surface. The blanket stays in place without the need to weight down the edges.
Each 800 foot roll of Sika UltraCure DOT™ can absorb up to 55 gallons of curing water providing the critical moisture required for the long term wet curing of concrete surfaces. With typical application and proper installation, Sika UltraCure DOT™ helps reduce material costs, installation labor, and totally eliminates the need of costly storage and transportation of traditional wet cure methods.