Building material innovation: Concrete cloth simplifies difficult pours

April 24, 2013 |

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.

Learn more about Concrete Cloth from Milliken.

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