We just had our concrete driveway replaced (416 sq. ft in total) with new
concrete (on Monday - a scorcher of a day). The concrete guy said that
concrete needs 28 days to cure completely, and the best curing conditions is
100% humidity (which he says "that's under water"!!!). He says that I need
to keep the pad wet for 28 days. I've been watering it down at least five
times a day since Monday.
1) Is this really necessary?
2) Is this possible to keep it wet for 28 days??
3) In the August heat wave we have right now, the temperatures are reaching
35-36 degrees Celsius (hot for Saskatchewan, Canada), it is hard to keep
up - the concrete's surface dries up so fast. It seems like a big waste of
precious water (yikes - our water bill!)!!!
4) any other comments / advice?