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Curing is maintaining a suitable moisture content and temperature in concrete at its early stages so the necessary properties develop. There is no one right way of curing concrete products--consider factors such as weather, available energy, equipment and other factors before deciding what type of curing is best for the operation. Raising the curing temperature to between 125oF and 185oF can reduce the amount of time needed before the concrete is ready for stripping, making the turnover time for formwork faster. Other methods for speeding the curing process include: mix design changes, hot water or aggregates, exposng the concrete to heat sources, or covering the concrete with insulating materials.