The levelling screeds should be prevented from drying for at least 7 days after laying by covering with a suitable membrane, preferably waterproof sheeting. This curing period is required to enable the surface of the screed to hydrate and harden sufficiently prior to drying. Once the period for curing the surface has elapsed, the sheeting should be removed to enable the levelling screed to dry normally.

When a curing compound is used, contained shot blasting or a similar technique can be required to remove it, if curing compiunds are used and left in place beyond the 7 days curing period, they will result in extended drying times and can impair the adhesion of any subsequently applied material. For this reason we recommend the removal of curing membrane within the 7 day curing period. Some curing materials should be used with caution, both because they are designed to penetrate the surface and seal the capillaries in the screed, and also because they cannot be removed.

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