Finishing and Curing: A Key to Durable Concrete Surfaces


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Title: Finishing and Curing: A Key to Durable Concrete Surfaces

Author(s): Myron A. Swayze

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 47

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 317-331

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 12/1/1950

After a comparision of past and present pavement curing and finishing techniques the significance of timing and character of finsihing and the timing and mode of curing are discussed. Laboratory tests are cited to show the effect of time of finishing and curing on surface durablity to freezing and thawing. It is recommended that all concrete exposed to frost contain entrained air, have a low water-cement ratio and be throughly compacted after placing. A finishing and curing procedure is suggested which is adapted to the ambient conditions and to the hydration needs of the cement.