My brother and I finished pouring and finishing 7 yards of concrete on Saturday at my brothers house. My brother is much more experienced than I with this, but I have done it before.
We both got what seems to be chemical burns from the concrete. We did not were rubber gloves. We never had to in the past. The concrete would dry your hands out a bit, but it was not a big deal.
My brother will go to the doctor, and possible the hospital today. His hands are a mess. I got a few burns, but it’s not too bad.
We did not where rubber gloves. Never had to in the past. The concrete would dry your hands out a bit, but it was not a big deal.
It seems as though there is a new chemical in the concrete that makes it act more like glue. The blisters it caused stings like the devil on me. I can’t imagine how my brother feels. He can’t even pick up a cup of coffee.
During the pour we had 3 buckets and 2 hoses to rinse our hands along the way. And we used them. We have irrigated and washed the wounds thoroughly. We have also applied anti-biotic ointment.
What has changed in concrete that causes this. Like I said, we have never had a problem before.
Has anyone else experienced this?