Curing is the protection of fresh concrete from evaporation and temperature extremes which might adversely affect cement hydration. If concrete is to gain potential strength and durability it must have sufficient water for the hydration of the cement, and a temperature that’s favourable to maintain this chemical reaction at a rapid, continuous rate.

 

  • The strength of concrete increases with age if curing conditions are favourable. Compressive strength of properly cured concrete is 80 to 100 per cent greater than the strength of concrete which has not been cured at all.
  • Properly cured concrete surfaces wear well.
  • Drying, shrinkage, cracking is reduced.
  • Greater watertightness of construction is assured

 

So does your builder complete this process?