Question: How are epoxy-based materials different from standard concrete?
Answer: Epoxy-based materials are different from standard concrete in a few ways.
- One of the primary things is the strength. When the epoxy is cured and hardened, it cures around 10,000 psi. Standard concrete usually runs between 4,000 and 5,000 psi.
- Another difference is cure times. A lot of times when standard concrete is poured it may take anywhere from 7 to 28 days to reach its maximum strength. Epoxy materials cure much faster. Depending on the temperature, epoxy generally cures between 24 to 72 hours. It’s a big advantage for customers to be able to get business up and running and generating revenue again opposed to staying off of certain areas while the products are cured.