Building material innovation: Concrete cloth simplifies difficult pours
Milliken recently debuted a flexible fabric that allows for concrete installations on slopes, in water, and in other hard to reach places—without the need for molds or mixing.
Concrete Cloth features a cement mix trapped in a layer of fabric, backed with a waterproof membrane. The fabric is simply laid on the ground, hung vertically, or cut and formed into shapes. Contractors wet the fabric to activate the cement; the product is cured to 80% strength within 24 hours.
Unlike regular concrete, Concrete Cloth can be installed in the rain and other wet conditions, virtually eliminating rescheduling due to weather conditions. It comes in a variety of sizes, including portable rolls that two men can carry, reducing the need for heavy machinery.