How Long Does Concrete Take to Dry
A common question is how long does concrete take to dry to walk on?
Your concrete should be solid enough to walk on, without leaving footprints, after anything from 24 to 48 hours. By seven days, your concrete should be cured to at least 70 percent of its full strength.
How long should concrete cure before putting weight on it?
Although concrete can harden enough soon after the mixture is poured, it’s still vulnerable to damage from weight during the first two weeks. It is always advisable to leave it for at least 24 hours before allowing foot traffic including people and pets.
On a newly done concrete sidewalk or slab it is advisable not to drive a vehicle on a new driveway for at least 10 days.
Another common question is can I drive on concrete after 3 days?
Concrete is designed to reach up to 90% of its full strength potential after 7 days, and therefore you can freely drive your personal vehicle on it then. It will take more time before you can drive or park heavy equipment or machinery on your newly done concrete driveway, so ensure to wait at least 28 to 30 days (7 weeks ) .
How long does 2 inches of concrete take to dry?
About 7 days is generally considered the initial cure for a slab of concrete, meaning you can put light objects on it. 28 days, for construction purposes, is considered full cure.