When casting with new aluminum forms that have not been seasoned you will experience a chemical reaction that has two effects. The wall will have a unsightly appearance and also sticking of concrete residue to the form face. There is no damage to the concrete or the forms. It is purely aesthetic and also time consuming to remove the concrete build up. History tells us this reaction will subside in 3 – 5 pours if nothing is done. Time and labor and explanations will be involved without seasoning, the Precise Forms Pour Ready minimizes this effect from the first pour!
Slurry mixes of lime or cement only work in the correct temperature conditions and have limited results and lime can cause burns to unprotected skin. The Precise Pour Ready Process is done on new aluminum forms at the factory. The Pour Ready Process treats the entire form not just the face of the form.
The Pour Ready Process minimizes unsightly oxidation or “worming” on the concrete surface from the reaction of the initial pour. When used with a quality reactive form release agent the Pour Ready Process minimizes concrete from sticking on aluminum forms during initial pours.
I am writing to let you know we appreciate the work you did on our new forms. The Precise “Pour Ready Process” for our new aluminum forms ended up being a better solution than I had expected.
At first I was doubtful because it just did not seem that something like that type of formula would really work. Well I was impressed at the results, despite the cost.
We had over 200 various sized forms pretreated with your formula and we are pleased to say it worked! Now we only formed with one side of the wall with the new forms and the other side of the wall with our old forms but again they appear to be working extremely well.
Thank you for handling the situation and helping us get our forms in working order so that we could stay as efficient and effective on our jobs without having to deal with untreated new forms. Lancaster Poured Walls is happy to recommend your “Pour Ready Process” as it was done for us, because it worked! Feel free to let others know we’re pleased.
John J. Spelcher Jr., President