REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CURING OF CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

INFORMATION FROM A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS RECEIVED ON SUCH ITEMS AS (1) CURING METHODS PERMITTED AND EXTENT OF THEIR USE, (2) TEST METHODS, ACCEPTANCE LIMITS, KINDS, RATE OF APPLICATION AND PREFERENCES OF MEMBRANE-FORMING COMPOUNDS, (3) PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE OPENING OF PAVEMENTS, (4) ORDER OF PREFERENCE OF CURING METHODS OR MATERIALS, AND (5) SPECIAL CONDITIONS PROVIDED FOR CURING CONCRETE IN COLD WEATHER. THE MOST POPULAR METHODS ON THE BASIS OF EXTENT OF USE ARE MEMBRANE-FORMING COMPOUNDS, WATER-PROOF PAPER, AND WET BURLAP, FOLLOWED BY EARTH, HAY, OR STRAW. THE PREFERENCE OF CLEAR AND PIGMENTED MEMBRANE COMPOUNDS IS ABOUT EQUALLY DIVIDED. THE RATE OF APPLICATION OF MEMBRANE COMPOUNDS SHOWED CONSIDERABLE VARIATION WITH ABOUT HALF REQUIRING A RATE OF NOT MORE THAN 200 SQ. FT. PER GAL. OF COMPOUND. THE TEST METHODS AND ACCEPTANCE LIMITS OF MEMBRANE COMPOUNDS VARIED CONSIDERABLY. THERE WAS NOT MUCH AGREEMENT AS TO PREFERENCE OF CURING METHODS OR MATERIALS. A SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE WAS FOUND IN THE PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE OPENING OF PAVEMENTS BOTH FROM THE STANDPOINT OF STRENGTH OR AGE OF THE PAVEMENT. THERE WAS CLOSER AGREEMENT ON THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CURING OF CONCRETE IN COLD WEATHER. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 32, pp 335-342, 7 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Swanberg, J H
  • Publication Date: 1953

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 13-16, 1953
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  • Accession Number: 00213958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM