Concrete Curing Options

 

Concrete Curing Options:

1. Water Cure

  • Flooded
  • Ponded
  • Mist Sprayed

Water curing is the most effective method for curing concrete. Not the best option for Decorative Concrete work as thismethod is prone to efflorescence causing discoloration. Works well for standard gray concrete, or concrete that will be usedfor polished surfaces.

2. Water Retention Methods

  • Sand
  • Canvas
  • Burlap
  • Straw

Keeping the above stated options continuously wet or damp during the curing period will allow concrete to fully hydrate. Not the best option for Decorative Concrete work as this method is prone toefflorescence causing discoloration. Works well for standard grayconcrete, or concrete that will be used for polished surfaces.

3. Waterproof Plastic Film

Heavy mill plastic Applied as soon as the concrete is hard enough to resist surface damage. Plastic film may cause discoloration of the concrete-do not apply to concrete where appearance is important.

Exception - Plastic over imprinted concrete with Release Powder.

4. Cure / Cure and Seal

Stryenated Acrylic Products (both WB and SB)

The chemical application should be made as soon as the concrete is finished or the day after the concrete is poured and Powder Release is removed.

Cures should meet ASTM standard 1315.

 

 

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