Curing has long been recognized as an important process in constructing durable concrete pavements. Proper curing allows the concrete to develop its potential strength and durability. Inadequate curing can result in surface damage in the form of plastic shrinkage cracking, spalling, and erosion of paste. Since many variables influence the choice of curing materials and when and how to apply curing, the guidance contained in this course should be very helpful to those responsible for concrete curing operations. It was developed through a review of the literature and of other available guidance supplemented by laboratory testing as necessary where information was lacking. It places particular emphasis on attention to details with respect to moisture retention and concrete temperature control.
Professional Development Hours: 3