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What is meant by properly cured concrete?

Q. What is meant by properly cured concrete?


A. This term means that the concrete was cured as prescribed in the contract documents or according to the current standards of good practice, desirably the same thing (ACI 308R), and hence, when hardened concrete has the levels of important properties that were intended. Fortunately, in some cases, this result will be obtained even if no action to ensure it is taken. Self-curing should not be relied on unless specifically intended.


References: SP-1(02); ACI 308R-16; ACI 209R-92; ACI 302.1R-15

Topics in Concrete: Concrete Fundamentals; Curing; Placing

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