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Title: Control of Rapid Drying of Fresh Concrete by Evaporation Control
Author(s): William A. Cordon and J. Derle Thorpe
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 977-986
Keywords: concrete, cracking, curing, drying control, evaporation control, evaporation retarder, field application, finishing, fresh concrete, plastic shrinkage, research, shrinkage
Abstract:Rapid drying on the exposed surface of concrete may result in finishing problems such as stickiness, sponginess, and unevenness; plastic shrinkage and cracking; or a compacted surface which creates a layered structure subject to scaling. These undesirable characteristics may be corrected by control of evaporation with a monomolecular film on the surface of bleeding water. Laboratory tests and field experiences are discussed.
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