Concrete dusting is usually a chalky white or gray dust coloring over the natural gray of concrete, leading to an unpleasant visual facade for your concrete.
Concrete dusting is an awfully unattractive and unappealing situation that can plague concrete floors. While it is not an indicator of failing structural strength or or compromised structural integrity, concrete dusting can be a nuisance.
Concrete is created through a process that involves mixing together water, Portland cement, and some sort of aggregate, such as sand or gravel. Once these materials are mixed together properly, they can be poured and cured to result in strong concrete.
Concrete dusting is, unfortunately, a natural by-product of the concrete mixing process when the curing process has not been properly completed.
Curing concrete is incredibly important to its structural integrity: improperly cured concrete will never reach the full potential for its strength, and it will always also have problems.
The easiest way to deal with concrete dusting is to cure your concrete properly.
Unfortunately, you likely are not actually overseeing the curing process; its even likely that youre living in a home whose concrete has been poured and cured long ago. Fortunately, there is still an easy and cost-effective way to help reduce and remove concrete dusting without repouring and recuring the concrete, which can be incredibly expensive and tiresome.
Concrete coatings are a great option for the homeowner, contractor, or other concrete owner faced with concrete dusting.
Use a concrete coating like the CRYLI-TEK 5505 to stop concrete dusting for interior and exterior concrete or use the EPOXY 325 and URETHANE 645 to stop concrete dusting on interior concrete surfaces.