As the warm weather continues this can create problems for concrete contractors.

When it’s hot outside concrete will cure quicker. As concrete sets its strength gradually develops. If the concrete sets too quickly this will compromise its strength, quality and durability. This creates the question: should concrete be poured in warmer weather? However, there are steps you can take when pouring concrete in the warmer weather so you can avoid compromising the structural integrity.

An image of a selection of curing agents purchasable from Precon Products to assist with pouring concrete in warmer weather

Tips for pouring concrete in warmer weather

  • Store your concrete mix, curing agent and tools in a cool place
  • Place concrete early in the morning or late in the evening
  • Try to block direct sunlight and wind
  • Use the best curing agent for your project to ensure you are in control of the curing process
  • Discuss your project with an industry expert who can advise on application and ensure you are using the correct products to mitigate the effects of the heat

Choosing your curing agent

Sikafloor Proseal pro

A solvent based, clear acrylic resin polymer solution used to cure, harden and seal fresh or hardened concrete.

  • One coat application
  • Helps control dusting
  • Effectively cures and seals concrete surfaces

Sikafloor Proseal

Curing and sealing compound for concrete floors

  • Excellent moisture retention
  • Curing Efficiency to ASTM C-156 IS 75%
  • Good adhesion to old and new concrete

Sikafloor Curehard-24

Sodium silicate based transparent surface hardener, dust proofer, sealing and curing compound for concrete

  • Ready to use
  • Easy to apply
  • Improved chemical and abrasion resistance

Sikafloor Proseal W

Water dispersed curing and sealing compound for concrete floors

  • Water dispersion
  • Suitable for indoor use
  • Helps control dusting

Adomast Adocure Sealer

A clear, low viscosity acrylic polymer resin solution, targeted primarily for application to surfaces of freshly laid concrete.

  • Forms a highly effective concrete curing membrane
  • Acts as an in-depth sealer for the hardened concrete rendering its surface dustproof and hard wearing

Adomast Safecure Sealer

A water based, low VOC concrete curing and sealing compound. It is a blend of high performance polyurethane and acrylic polymers.

  • Suitable for use over new and old concrete
  • Performs well on both interior and exterior concrete

Adomast Adocure WW

An aqueous silicate solution that reacts to deposit an integral layer of high strength crystals in the concrete pore structure.

  • Helps prevent premature drying out of the concrete surface
  • Improves the durability of the concrete surface

A clear, acrylic resin based, single pack solution. Designed to impregnate concrete surfaces, combining the benefits of a curing aid, sealer, dustproofer and hardener.

Don Construction Monoseal

High solids acrylic floor and wall sealer and curing compound.

  • Durable finish that seals concrete and natural stone surfaces
  • Dust proof
  • Abrasion enhancement

Where can I buy my chosen curing agent?

All the curing agents mentioned are available for next-day delivery from any of the Precon Products Depots.

Who can advise me on the best curing agent for my project?

Our knowledgeable sales team are always on hand to advise the best products for your project.

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Disclaimer: The recommendations relating to the application and end-use of the products mentioned are based on our current knowledge and experience of the products when properly stored, handled and applied under normal conditions. All product specification, information and data made available on the website is subject to change. All information presented is believed to be accurate and reliable, but is given without guarantee, warranty or responsibility or any kind.