Curing of Concrete

Definition: action taken to maintain moisture and temperature conditions in a freshly placed cementitious mixture to allow hydraulic cement hydration and (if applicable) pozzolanic reactions to occur so that the potential properties of the mixture may develop.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Concrete sets and hardens as a result of a chemical reaction between cementitious materials and water. This process is called hydration. Curing is the process of maintaining satisfactory temperature and moisture conditions in concrete long enough for hydration to develop the desired concrete properties. The potential strength and durability of concrete will be fully developed only if concrete is properly cured.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON CURING OF CONCRETE

Concrete Q&A: Acceptance Testing of Hardened Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2023

The Eglinton LRT: How to Make a Big Impact with a Smaller Carbon Footprint

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2022

Microstructure of Cement/Clay paste with Aluminum bar after 1 year storage in Fresh Water and in 6% NaCl

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Preliminary Characterization of Concrete Made with RAP Aggregate

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Influence of Cement Type and Curing Conditions on the Flexural Strength and Microstructure of Mortars Reinforced with Sheep Wool Fibers

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Recycled Self-Compacting Concrete: Mechanical Behavior and Durability

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Recycled Concrete Aggregate from Construction and Demolition Waste: Characterization and Use in Sustainable Concretes

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Mix-Design of a Long-Term Durable Concrete for the Reinforced Foundations in the Bridge on the Straits of Messina, Italy

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Impact of a Novel Slow Absorption Superabsorbent Polymer on Compressive Strength and Autogenous Shrinkage of Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

The MAXXI Building in Rome with the Long, Inclined and Curvilinear Reinforced Concrete Walls after 18 Years from their Construction

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

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