When Can I Remove Forms after Pouring Concrete?

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Most concrete manufacturers recommend waiting 48 hours before removing forms as this allows enough time for most concrete blends to dry to maximum strength.
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1. Remove the stakes and braces holding the forms in place. In some cases the stakes are nailed directly to the form lumber while in others the stakes are a distance from the forms
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For sidewalks and other concrete surfaces, forms may be removed 1-1/2 to two days after pouring and finishing. Concrete "sets" pretty solidly after one day, but give it
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At that time, USEPA had forbidden the City to remove the concrete as it was preventing exposure to the lead contamination. Also, the City was exploring potential re-use of the concrete
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Wait about 24 hours before walking on or putting
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