CURING OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CURING OF PAVEMENT SLABS

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURING METHODS IS BASED PRINCIPALLY ON OBSERVATIONS OF THE EFFECTS OF CURING UPON: STRENGTH, SURFACE CONDITION, AND VOLUME CHANGES. METHODS MOST EXTENSIVELY USED FOR PREVENTING EVAPORATION FROM THE TOP SURFACE OF PAVEMENT SLABS ARE REVIEWED. THE FOLLOWING CURING METHODS ARE REVIEWED: (1) USING WET STRAW, STRAW, OR WET BURLAP, (2) USING BITUMINOUS COATINGS TO SEAL THE EXPOSED SURFACE, (3) APPLICATION OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE OR CALCIUM CHLORIDE ADMIXTURES, AND (4) SODIUM SILICATE SURFACE TREATMENTS. MOISTURE RETENTION TESTS ARE DESCRIBED FOR TESTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURING METHODS. DATA INDICATE THAT MOISTURE RETENTION IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR AFFECTING STRENGTH.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 31, Part I, PP 331-346
  • Publication Date: 1931

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