Title: Products & Practice Spotlight: Solving the Slab Moisture Issue
Author(s): Scott Bergsbaken
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 51-54
Keywords: concrete, admixture, moisture, adhesive
When used as a concrete admixture, sodium silicate reacts with the calcium hydroxide and the free water in the mixture to form C-S-H gel. The gel serves as an internal curing medium, bleed channels and pores are drastically minimized, and vapor transmission is dramatically reduced.