Finishing the Sidewalk Scaling Situation

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Title: Finishing the Sidewalk Scaling Situation

Author(s): Henry B. Prenger

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 40

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 36-38

Keywords: finishing, curing, scaling, slag cement

Date: 8/1/2018

Abstract:
Extreme winter weather in Maryland in 1993 caused widespread sidewalk scaling. The damage prompted a long-term study of the causes of deterioration. Many of the problems witnessed are the result of premature finishing of extremely slow setting concrete in cold temperatures or using water as a finishing aid in hot temperatures.