Solving for Why: Concrete Curing in the Lab

Elizabeth I. Wagner, Senior Associate

Concrete develops optimal strength and durability properties when moisture is added to the freshly poured mixture, encouraging the water and cement to continue reacting as it sets. This is called the curing process, and it has a significant impact on the quality of concrete.

In this Solving for Why, materials engineer Elizabeth Wagner demonstrates how we cure concrete in our laboratory to determine how it will perform in the field or to confirm the characteristics of recently placed concrete.