Concrete Mixtures 21

Concrete Curing

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Curing maintains concrete moisture content and temperature, after placing and finishing have been completed, to obtain desired concrete properties. Curing methods such as ponding or immersion, spraying or fogging, and saturated wet coverings, maintain the presence of mixed water in the concrete during the early hardening period. Covering the concrete with impervious paper or plastic sheets, or by applying membrane forming curing compounds, prevent loss of mixing water from the concrete by sealing the surface. Live steam, heating coils, or electrically heated forms or pads, accelerate strength gain by supplying heat and additional moisture to the concrete.

  Concrete Mixtures Links

1.The Materials In Concrete.
2.Concrete Aggregates - Concrete Slump.
3.Concrete Placement - Vibration - Hydration.
4.Types of Portland Cement - Concrete Moisture & Cracking.
5.Watertight Concrete - Supplementary Cementing Materials.
6.Supplementary Cementing Materials.
7.Chemicals That Damage Concrete.
8.Concrete Aggregate Properties.
9.Angular & Smooth Aggregate Properties.
11.Admixtures Continued.
12.Air Entraining Admixtures.
13.Air Entraining Admixtures Continued.
14.Conditions Affecting Concrete Air Volume.
15.Superplasticizers & Other Admixtures.
16.Ordering & Mixing Concrete.
17.Concrete Mixing - Subgrade Preparation.
18.Subbase Preparation - Concrete Placement.
19.Concrete Consolidation.
20.Concrete Finishing.
21.Concrete Curing.
22.Hot Weather Concreting.
23.Cold Weather Concreting.
24.Concrete Slump Test.

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