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  BU623 Curing concrete

Proper curing requires maintaining an adequate amount of water within the concrete and controlling temperature while the hydration of cement occurs. BU623 image.JPG

Failure to properly cure concrete for the correct duration can impact on the durability, compressive strength, density and abrasion resistance for the concrete.

This bulletin updates and replaces Bulletin 382 of the same name.

This bulletin covers: 

  • The purpose of curing
  • Curing
  • Curing period
  • Plastic shrinkage