Improving the Performance of Concrete with Internal Curing (Shrinkage)

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Title: Improving the Performance of Concrete with Internal Curing (Shrinkage)

Author(s): Jason Weiss

Publication: Web Session (Outdated)

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Date: 8/31/2015

Abstract:
Internal curing is a method of curing the concrete from the inside by “hiding” water in the lightweight aggregates. The benefits of internal curing include a well distributed network of water to cure as needed throughout the mixture. A long term benefit is the potential extension of the concrete’s service life. Mixture proportioning for concrete designed with internal curing is as simple as replacing a portion of the sand with prewetted, fine lightweight aggregate.