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Concrete drying time?

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Concrete CURING time? w/ new question

Yesterday I poured a landing pad for my deck stairs. 5' x 2' x 6".

I finished around 5 or 6PM.

I just realized I have Friday off work which presents a perfect opportunity to actually finish the stairs. What do you all think - is that enough time for them to dry?

I don't have to walk on the stairs while building them so the load would be minimal if it had to be.

[Thanks guys for reminding me it does not "dry" - it "cures" - I changed the title, not sure why it doesn't show up]
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Geez! How much do you weigh? :eek:
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Well, both the depth of the pad and the long drying time for pedestrian traffic.
It won't look as good as if you had used your edging tool, but a hunk of a broken concrete block will take off the edge. Just rub it along the edge.
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