THE CURING OF CONCRETE

THIS BOOKLET GIVES DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CORRECT CURING OF CONCRETE UNDER A VARIETY OF CONDITIONS. DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE BACKGROUND TO THE NEED FOR CURING CONCRETE (THE CONTROLLING OF TEMPERATURE AND WATER CONTENT UNTIL IT DEVELOPS SUFFICIENT STRENGTH AND RESISTANCE TO ABRASION AND FROST) OF THE WAY IN WHICH DIFFERENT CEMENTS, WATER-CEMENT RATIOS AND TEMPERATURE AFFECT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CONCRETE. THE DIFFERENT METHODS USED TO CURE CONCRETE ARE DESCRIBED IN DETAIL, THESE INCLUDE THE CONTROL OF TEMPERATURE; WATER SPRAYING; USE OF WET COVERINGS, WATERPROOF PAPER AND POLYTHENE SHEETING; APPLICATION OF MEMBRANES BY SPRAYING AND ELECTRICAL CURING. THE LENGTH OF CURING IS DISCUSSED AND A TABLE GIVES A GUIDE TO THE MINIMUM PERIODS OF CURING FOR DIFFERENT CEMENTS AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES. PLASTIC CRACKING AND METHODS OF MINIMIZING ITS OCCURENCE ARE CONSIDERED AND INFORMATION IS PRESENTED RELATING TO CURING IN PARTICULAR APPLICATIONS:- ROADS AND PAVED AREAS, FLOOR TOPPINGS AND VERTICAL SURFACES. INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURING UNDER COLD AND HOT WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE INCLUDED. THE BOOKLET CONCLUDES WITH NOTES ON CURING WHEN A HIGH QUALITY SURFACE IS REQUIRED ON THE PREVENTION OF SCALING WHEN CASING AGAINST STEEL AND ON RAPID-HARDENING CEMENTS AND WHITE AN& COLOURED CONCRETES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • RUSSELL, P
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D RPT
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM