important to regulate the curing conditions of a concrete slab. Failure to do
so can lead to serious structural and aesthetic problems in the long run. A
blanket is a vital tool with which good curing can be achieved. Either
waterproof or permeable blankets can be used, depending on the requirements of
the risk of thermal cracking or curling in cold weather as they reduce the
temperature gradient in the slab by reducing heat loss from the surface.
the risk of plastic shrinkage as they reduce the rate at which moisture is lost
from the surface.
- Increase the rate of strength gain in the
concrete in cold weather as they maintain a higher temperature within the
concrete, causing hydration to happen more quickly.