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Curing is the maintaining of adequate moisture content and temperature in concrete at early stages so that it can develop properties that the mixture was designed to achieve. Curing begins immediately after placement and finishing so that the concrete may develop the desired strength and durability.Immediately after finishing, the properties within the concrete will begin to bond together and result in a blotchy appearance called “bleaching”. This is normal as the moisture evaporates. The concrete will fade into its natural uniform color within a few days.
New concrete must be given a minimum of 24 hours to set and cure before there can be any activity on the surface. (For parking pads and driveways, allow 10 days)During the first week, it is highly recommended that the surface of new concrete is watered throughout the day. Watering the concrete will aid the curing process by regulating temperature and preventing moisture loss. This is especially crucial during the summer when outside temperatures are the hottest.
To prevent defects, allow at least thirty days before pressure washing or applying any decorative chemicals, sealants, or paint to the surface of newly installed concrete. Due to temperature differentiation and humidity variation, the concrete may expand and compress, causing a phenomenon called “crazing” or “hairline cracking”. This event only happens on the surface, and does not affect the overall integrity of the pad. To help prevent this, be sure to keep the concrete as wet as possible while curing.