308R-16 Guide to External Curing of Concrete


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Title: 308R-16 Guide to External Curing of Concrete

Author(s): ACI Committee 308

Publication: Technical Documents



Appears on pages(s): 36

Keywords: cold weather construction; curing compound; hot weather construction; mass concrete; reinforced concrete; sealer; shotcrete; slabs-on-ground.

Date: 5/26/2016


This guide reviews and describes practices, procedures, materials, and monitoring methods for the external curing of concrete and provides guidance for specifying curing procedures. Current curing techniques are presented and commonly accep¬ted methods, procedures, and materials are described. Methods are given for curing structures and buildings, pavements and other slabs-on-ground, and for mass concrete. Curing methods for several specific categories of cement-based products are discussed in this document.

The materials, processes, quality control measures, and inspections described in this document should be tested, monitored, or performed as applicable only by individuals holding the appropriate ACI certifications or equivalent.