Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Explain how micro-cracks develop in concrete – even before the mix is set.
- Discuss how even very small cracks can cause big problems in concrete over time.
- Describe how the internal curing process works.
- Discuss how high performance concrete contributes to sustainability.
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What's the cure for concrete that cracks early, deteriorates prematurely, generates unwanted call-backs and has a shorter-than-anticipated service life? Internal Curing: a process that leverages new knowledge about an old material (lightweight concrete aggregate) to create better performing concrete. In this course you will learn how internal curing - a true "disruptor technology" - is re-shaping the concrete industry and how this simple, cost-effective strategy can be applied to virtually any concrete application to improve its durability, sustainability and performance.