What does Curing Compound Mean?
Definition of Curing Compound in Construction
Curing compound is a product that is spread over the surface of a masonry material to ensure that the moisture does not evaporate too quickly from the substrate. In most cases, the hydration of a masonry product, is the reason for its chemical reaction, that will result in the achieving of a solid product upon removal of the hydration fluid. Basically, the slower the drying of a concrete, masonry, grout, or other product that requires water to activate the better. A slower drying period will allow the chemical processes to have ample time to create a dense, firm, strong product. In some cases water is simply placed on the top of the slab or surface, to seal the surface, and prevent excessive evaporation of fluid from the material being cured.