Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete
Category: Cement-based

Aridus® is a proprietary concrete mix that reduces the drying time and risks associated with excess moisture vapor in concrete slabs, enabling faster, more effective floor topping installations. Aridus is the first ready-mix concrete solution to floor covering failures, an industry wide problem that cost millions of dollars annually.  Aridus is a proprietary concrete mix that was developed by USC Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Concrete, Inc, at the Company’s National Research Laboratory.

Typical Use:

Prevent moisture problems in concrete floors. Recommended for use in: schools, hospitals, data centers, retail, offices and building additions, very wet and very dry climates, slabs close to the water table, projects that need an extra margin of safety.

Apparent use of Nanotechnology: not reported
Reason for Inclusion:

"Still, here are three new products I'd champion that could be linked directly to nanotech research, though the owners are not saying enough about them. They hold serious promise." Aridus is one of the three products referenced. (see Related Information #1) (Article unavailable as of 8/30/23)

Company: Vulcan Materials
Trade: Concrete/Cement Masons
Safety Data Sheet (SDS):

unable to locate SDS online