Dryshake Installation

The dry shake application method involves the "spreading" of the Xypex powder by hand or by mechanical spreader onto fresh concrete prior to finishing.

xypex dryshake installation
  1. Fresh concrete is placed, consolidated and levelled. 
  2. Wait until concrete can be walked on leaving an indentation of 1/4 in. - 3/8 in. (6.5 mm - 9.5 mm). Concrete should be free of bleed water and be able to support the weight of a power trowel. Then, float open the surface. 
  3. Immediately after floating open the surface, apply one-half of the dry shake material by a hand or mechanical spreader. The dry shake material must be spread evenly. 
  4. As soon as the dry shake material has absorbed moisture from the base slab, it should be power floated into the surface. 
  5. When concrete has hardened sufficiently, power trowel surface to the required finish. For further information, see Xypex Products (DS Series).
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