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The two types, plastic settlement and plastic shrinkage cracks, both occur between one and eight hours after placing of the concrete due to the process of bleeding, namely the action of water rising to the surface shortly after compaction. Bleeding is caused by the water being forced upwards when heavier solid particles settle downwards. Bleed water is only seen at

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