WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “CURE” CONCRETE?
Curing is one of the most important steps in concrete construction. It greatly increases concrete strength and durability. Concrete hardens from the chemical reaction between cement and water. However, this occurs only if water is available and if the concrete’s temperature stays within a suitable range. During the curing period, the concrete surface needs to be kept moist to permit this process.
IS IT NECESSARY TO SEAL A CONCRETE DRIVEWAY?
Periodically sealing a concrete driveway will protect it from water or chemical absorption. This will make it much easier to clean accidental spills and will also help prevent the occurrence of surface defects. Always follow manufacturers’ recommendations for sealing concrete.