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    Acrylic topped concrete deck

    I have always heard from industry (construction) professionals that there is a minimum wait time for the concrete to properly dry before applying acrylic topping; that being a total of 5 consecutive dry days. The pool builder poured the concrete during rainfalls, and then topped it 2 days after the last rainfall.

    Should I be worried about future quality issues with the deck?

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    Re: Acrylic topped concrete deck

    Does anybody know if there will be future issues with the acrylic topping?

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    Re: Acrylic topped concrete deck

    Not sure about the acrylic, but concrete cures fully in approximately 28 days.
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    Re: Acrylic topped concrete deck

    Thanks for the reply Donny, I am worried that possibly the concrete was not cured enough before the acrylic was laid. Hopefully everything will be okay.

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    Re: Acrylic topped concrete deck

    New concrete cures faster and better if kept wet, so the rain may have benefited you. If you have textured acrylic like mine, they first apply a bonding coat followed by texture, and finally the color coat. Only the final color coat is impervious to moisture, so it wasn't sealed until the final coat. I don't think you will have a problem.

    My deck is over ten years old now and I've had no problems. In fact, I just finished putting a new color coat on it and it looks as good or better than the day it was originally finished.
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    Re: Acrylic topped concrete deck

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefwej View Post
    New concrete cures faster and better if kept wet, so the rain may have benefited you. If you have textured acrylic like mine, they first apply a bonding coat followed by texture, and finally the color coat. Only the final color coat is impervious to moisture, so it wasn't sealed until the final coat. I don't think you will have a problem.

    My deck is over ten years old now and I've had no problems. In fact, I just finished putting a new color coat on it and it looks as good or better than the day it was originally finished.
    Thank you Sir.

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