Definition Of Curing Of concrete
The process of keeping the concrete surface moist for a certain period after its finishing is called curing.
Necessity of curing
Curing prompts continuous hydration of cement and thereby helps in acquiring full strength. Curing also helps in improving:
- The durability,
- Weather-resisting qualities,
- And reduces shrinkage.
If curing is not done properly complete hydration of cement will not take place. Due to this concrete will not acquire its full strength and shrinkage cracks will be developed.