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Curing of Concrete | Purpose of Curing | Curing Methods

Curing of Concrete Curing of Concrete is a method by which the concrete is protected against loss of moisture required for hydration and kept within the recommended temperature range. Curing will increase the strength and decrease the permeability of hardened concrete. Curing is also helps in mitigating thermal and plastic cracks, which can severely impact durability of structures. A curing practice involves keeping the concrete damp or moist until the hydration of concrete is… Read More »

What are Properties of Hardened Concrete|Governing Factors

Properties of Hardened Concrete Properties of hardened concrete are explained on the basis of its Strength and Performance under various types of force actions and conditions. Main parameters that are used to define the strength of concrete are Compressive Strength: Compressive strength of concrete is usually defined as characteristic compressive strength (fcu / fck). Which… Read More »