How does cement REALLY work?
I know it involves a complex chemical reaction in which water plays an
However, it seems to be a common misconception that setting cement is a
lot like baking a cake or making paper mache, with the assumption that
water is an unwanted ingredient that has to be dried out.
So I've seen all kinds of wacky bahaviour among DIYers who want to
"accelerate" the "cement drying" process, such as using heaters or
fans, or pouring cement on really hot days. Perhaps someone could
clarify, or point me to an authoritative explanation?
- posted 14 years ago