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Paving Curing Compounds

SpecChem’s Paving Curing Compounds are the ideal solution for achieving strong and durable concrete surfaces. Our high-solids, wax and water-based compounds, such as Pave Cure WW, create a continuous membrane that controls the curing process. With the added benefit of white pigment, these compounds reflect the sun’s rays, preventing excessive heat buildup and keeping the concrete surface cooler. Perfect for highways, airports, streets, and curb paving applications, our paving curing compounds meet ASTM C309, Type 2, Class A standards and are DOT approved. Trust SpecChem for reliable and compliant paving curing compounds that ensure proper curing and long-lasting results.

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Paving Curing Compounds

All You Need To Know

frequently asked questions

Paving curing compounds are liquid coatings that are applied to freshly placed concrete to retain moisture and promote proper curing. They form a protective film on the surface of the concrete, preventing moisture loss and allowing the concrete to achieve its full strength and durability.

Curing is a critical step in the concrete construction process. Proper curing helps to prevent cracking, improve the concrete’s strength and durability, and enhance its overall performance. It ensures that the concrete reaches its full potential and can withstand the demands of its intended use.



Paving curing compounds work by forming a thin film on the surface of the concrete. This film acts as a barrier, preventing moisture from evaporating too quickly. By retaining moisture, the curing compound allows the concrete to hydrate properly, resulting in a stronger and more durable finished product.

Using paving curing compounds offers several benefits, including:

  • Improved strength and durability of the concrete
  • Reduced cracking and shrinkage
  • Enhanced surface finish and appearance
  • Protection against weathering and other environmental factors
  • Increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the construction process

Paving curing compounds should be applied as soon as the concrete has been finished and is firm enough to support the weight of the applicator. It is important to apply the curing compound as soon as possible to prevent premature drying and ensure proper curing.

Applying paving curing compounds is a straightforward process. The compound is typically sprayed or rolled onto the surface of the concrete in a uniform manner. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and techniques to ensure proper coverage and effectiveness.

The curing compound should remain on the concrete surface for the specified duration recommended by the manufacturer. This duration can vary depending on factors such as temperature, humidity, and the specific curing compound being used. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for optimal results.

Yes, paving curing compounds are designed to be used in various weather conditions. However, it is important to choose a curing compound that is suitable for the specific weather conditions at the time of application. Some curing compounds are formulated for use in hot weather, while others are better suited for cold weather conditions.


Yes, there are different types of paving curing compounds available to suit different project requirements. Some common types include water-based curing compounds, solvent-based curing compounds, and cure and seal compounds. Each type has its own advantages and may be more suitable for specific applications.

Yes, paving curing compounds are generally suitable for a wide range of concrete mixes, including standard, high-strength, and fiber-reinforced concrete. However, it’s important to select a curing compound that matches the specific requirements of your concrete mix for optimal results.

Paving Curing Compounds

Core products

Pave Cure WW

High-solids, white pigmented concrete curing compound

SpecCity White

Wax-based white pigmented concrete curing compound

Competitor Equivalents

Product comparision

Kurez DR VOX
Kurez R 100
Clear Resin Cure
(RP) Clear Water Resin
L&M Cure R
TK-DC WB Dissipating Cure 2519
Kaufman Thinfilm 420

White Resin Cure
(RP) White Water Resin
L&M Cure R-2
Lambert AquaKure White
Kaufman Thinfilm 450

Kurez VOX White Pigmented
White Wax Cure
(RP) White Water Wax
(NX) DOT Road Cure WW
L&M Cure W
Lambert Wax Worx White
Kaufman Thinfilm 445

Nox-Crete CityCure WW

Nox-Crete CityCure WW
Kaufman Thinfilm 420

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