Internally Cured Concrete

Internal Curing - Supplying water throughout a freshly placed cementitous mixture using reservoirs, via pre-wetted lightweight aggregates, that readily release water as needed for hydration or to replace moisture lost through evaporation or self-desiccation. - American Concrete Institute (ACI)  

Benefits of Internally Cured Concrete Include:
 - Reduce the potential for cracking
 - Reduce chloride ingress and delay corrosion
 - Improve construction robustness (plastic cracking, thermal cracking, etc...)

There are 120 citations regarding Internal Curing on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) website. http://ciks.cbt.nist.gov/lwagg.html

For additional information on Internal Curing using ESCS Lightweight Aggregates, including Technical Documents, LEED Credit Information, and Case Studies, click here.

 


Utelite Aggregates used for Internal Curing of Concrete Video

 

UDOT IC Performance Article

 


Internal Curing Informational Brochure

ESCSI Internal Curing Guide Specification

Utelite Internal Curing Guide Specification

Internal Curing ES Quantity Calculator