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Title: Finishing and Curing: A Key to Durable Concrete Surfaces
Author(s): Myron A. Swayze
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 317-331
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract: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.
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