It might be Halloween but you don’t need to be afraid of the cold weather. Read below for our recent popular photos and some important tips to help you deal with concrete when the temperatures get low!
POURING CONCRETE IN COLD WEATHER
Cold temperatures can have a big impact on freshly laid concrete, so we’ve put together some tips to keep you from going onto thin ice…
Freshly laid concrete must be protected from the cold for at least the first 24 hours. Ice will disrupt the cement’s hydration process and affect it’s strength.
Protect Your Cavities!
Concrete must not be poured on top of ice or frost, so allow the ground to thaw before pouring. Try laying down thermal blankets to provide insulation, or use building site heaters to prevent ice or frost from forming in your cavities.
Check the temperature the day before and on the day of your pour. If temperatures are below 3°C, you should take extra precautions such as thermal blankets and windbreaks to ensure your concrete does not freeze.