CONCRETE CURING METHODS AND MATERIALS

SOME OF THE METHODS OF CONCRETE CURING USED IN NEBRASKA WERE EVALUATED. SEVEN CURING METHODS WERE USED, WHICH INCLUDED WATERPROOF PAPER, PLASTIC FILM, WHITE PIGMENTED CURING COMPOUND, WET BURLAP, CLEAR CURING COMPOUND, OR COMBINATIONS OF THESE. THREE 700-FOOT SECTIONS OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT WERE CURED BY EACH METHOD. THE PROJECT WAS CONSTRUCTED DURING COOL, HIGH-HUMIDITY WEATHER - NEAR IDEAL FOR CONCRETE CURING. THE EFFECT OF EACH TYPE OF CURING WAS DETERMINED BY LABORATORY TESTS ON CORES FROM THE PAVEMENT AND BY PAVEMENT CONDITION SURVEYS. THE LABORATORY TESTS ON THE CORES INCLUDED ABRASION TEST, AIR VOID TEST, MIXING WATER TEST, AND STRENGTH TEST. NONE OF THE TESTS SHOWED ANY VARIATION WHICH COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO CURING METHOD. THE FIELD INSPECTION ALSO SHOWED NO SIGNS OF SURFACE DETERIORATION WHICH COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO CURING. BECAUSE OF THE COOL, HUMID WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING CONSTRUCTION, LITTLE OR NO DIFFERENCES DUE TO THE CURING MEDIA COULD BE DETECTED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/4/, NO63-8E-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nebraska Department of Roads

    1500 Highway 2, P.O. Box 94759
    Lincoln, NE  USA  68509
  • Publication Date: 1965-12

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  • Accession Number: 00211993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 1 1994 12:00AM