Global Ecology Center for the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford University: The Curing and Moisture Emissions of Conventional vs EcoSmart Slabs

This report examines how an EcoSmart concrete slab-on-grade is affected by different curing practices and how its moisture emissions compare with that of a conventional concrete mix design. A controlled test case with various curing regimens was possible within the confines of a relatively small building project.

The primary findings indicate that an EcoSmart concrete slab can be successfully cured using a spray on curing compound without sacrificing strength or moisture emissions performance. This is a significant finding since many practitioners have cited the increased cost and longer schedules required for wet curing as an impediment to the use of EcoSmart concrete.

Case Study Report Author: Scott Shell, Brad Jacobson, Dushyant Manmohan