Title: Studies on Control of Durability of Concrete Through Proper Curing
Author(s): Ephraim Senbetta and George A. Malchow, Jr.
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 73-88
Keywords: abrasion resistance; absorption; concrete durability; corrosion; curing; curing compounds; scaling; shrinkage; Construction
The work was undertaken to develop test data that show the effect of curing on the durability of concrete. It was intended to obtain more data about what is already known or suspected and was not intended to be original research to discover new facts. It was necessary to undertake this work because most of the concrete that is placed in both residential and industrial construction is not being cured properly. The result is premature failure and deterioration that, for the most part, can be prevented or at least postponed. Quantitatively showing the cause and effect relationship between curing of concrete and the concrete's performance under service conditions is believed to help in increasing the awareness of practitioners and encouraging good concreting practices.