July 25, 2019

Cold Weather Concrete

Do you need to accelerate the curing process in the dead of winter? Using maturity testing will give you a clear idea of just how much heat you will need to add to obtain the needed strength in the shortest time possible.

Concrete gives off heat as it cures, and often a satisfactory cure can be obtained merely by covering the slab or wall with an insulating blanket. Also, covering keeps needed moisture in – particularly helpful in cold, dry climates.

In many cases, contractors can save a tremendous amount of money simply by turning off external heaters once the concrete maturity system shows it’s not necessary. One contractor reported saving more than $5000 in propane costs over a single weekend because he knew the structure had obtained sufficient strength.

The Con-Cure NEX monitoring system removes the guesswork cold weather concrete applications.