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Is there any measure of the completeness or adequacy of curing?

Q. Is there any measure of the completeness or adequacy of curing?

 

A. No. The adequacy can be judged with reference to in-place strength or some other measurable property. Inadequate early curing frequently causes plastic shrinkage cracking, which results in a weak and badly cracked surface (ACI 308R).

 

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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