Curing Concrete*


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Title: Curing Concrete*

Author(s): ACI Committee 612

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 55

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 161-172

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 8/1/1958

Five fundamental requirements for proper curing of concrete discussed in some detail are: (1) preservation of adequate water content in concrete; (2) maintenance of concrete at some fairly constant temperature above freezing; (3) preservation of reasonably uniform temperature throughout the whole body of concrete; (4) protection from damaging mechanical disturbances; and (5) passage of sufficient time for hydration of cement and hardening of concrete. Specific initial and final curing procedures and materials are rec-horizontal vertical mass and recommended for structures, structures, concrete, precast units.