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

Sustainability and Durability of Solidia Cement Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2020

Performance of Latex-Modified Concrete (LMC) Overlays on Bridge Decks Under Laboratory and Field Conditions

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2020

Autogenous Shrinkage in Self-Consolidating Concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 4/1/2020

Effect of Cold Curing Water on Hot Concrete Flatwork: Field Study

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

Implementing Best Practices to Improve Quality and Constructability of Hot Weather Concreting

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

After Two Hundred Years of Estimating Evaporation, It Is Still a Mystery

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2020

Products&PracticeSpotlight: Can We Make Concrete without Cement?

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 1/1/2020

Internal Curing and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Bridge Decks

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 12/11/2019

Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) for Durable Bridge Decks

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 12/11/2019

Monitoring Concrete Placements

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 12/1/2019

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