CC: Curing Concrete

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Title: CC: Curing Concrete

Author(s): Peter C. Taylor

Publication: Technical Documents

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Date: 1/1/2013

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This publication explains exactly why curing is so important and shows you how to best do it. The book covers: 1. the fundamentals behind hydration, 2. how curing affects the properties of concrete, improving its long-term performance, 3. what curing technologies and techniques you can use for different applications, and 4. how to effectively specify, provide, and measure curing in a project. Numerous examples of how curing—or a lack of it—has affected concrete performance in real-world situations. These include examples from hot and cold climates, as well as examples related to high-performance concrete, performance parameters, and specifications and testing. Written for construction professionals who want to ensure the quality and longevity of their concrete structures, this book demonstrates that curing is well worth the effort and cost.