Unit 10

Curing and Protection

Concrete is cured by ensuring that proper moisture and temperature conditions are maintained while the concrete gains strength, usually for around seven days. Improperly cured concrete will never gain its entire strength and improper curing can affect durability and resistance to wear. Weather extremes are one of the main hazards to making sure concrete cures […]

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Specifications and Testing

A specification is a detailed set of written instructions. Specifications can: supplement the drawings in a set of plans and identify equipment and materials used in the structure; state the requirements that a material, product, system, or service must satisfy; and/or identify how to determine whether the requirements are satisfied. Specifications and standards become legally

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Underlayments / Overlayments

When concrete floors do not meet the specifications for their intended use, underlayment or overlayment materials can be very effective solutions.  The ability of the cement mason to use the correct materials and application procedures to bring these floors into tolerance for their intended use is critical.  In this unit, you will learn how to prepare a substrate, set up a

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