We have a scaling floor for reasons we don't understand. It was finished as promptly as possible and a membrane curing compound applied right away so the concrete would develop maximum strength. A suggestion has been made that the trouble was caused by bleeding during the curing period. What does this mean?
It means that the floor was finished too early, before bleeding had stopped and that bleed water continued to collect below the surface and sever it from the matrix below. Whether this is the actual cause in your particular experience can best be determined only by a study of job records, petrographic analysis, or both . Recommended practices for floors emphasize the dangers of finishing too early. After the concrete has been leveled no work should be done on the surface while bleed water is present.