DEVELOPMENT OF CONCRETE CURING PRODUCTS AND PRACTICES

The historical development of curing materials and practices in the California Division of Highways since 1967 is discussed. Greater demand on the performance of pavement texture because of earlier use, greater volumes of high-speed traffic, and increased emphasis on skid resistance created a need for better quality curing. The cost and effectiveness of compounds formulated play the major role in their adoption. Chlorinated rubber compounds, while more expensive than other types investigated, had some superior properties that justify their use on structures. Availability of raw materials and air pollution laws have required some adjustments. Laboratory tests used to compare performance are not very satisfactory. Alternatives to the standard mortar pan test method were explored, and a field test to measure spread rate was developed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Corrosion, concrete, quality control and paint beads
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023904
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM