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Question by  Joe1010us (239)

When is it safe to walk on new concrete?

I would like to walk on my new concrete.


Answer by  mikkie180 (167)

Yes. As long as the concrete has "set" it is safe to walk on, it sets within 24 hours. Concrete hardens by a chemical reaction, not by drying, so it hardens fairly quickly.


Answer by  Handydandy (26)

I would recommend waiting at least 24 hours before foot traffic if. I woul wait at least 7-10 days for auto traffic. Concrete only reaches 85% of its strength in 28 days. The rest of its strength is acheived within one year. Concrete in the hoover dam is said to still be curing

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