Title: Finishing the Sidewalk Scaling Situation
Author(s): Henry B. Prenger
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 36-38
Keywords: finishing, curing, scaling, slag cement
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.