Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Tips for Placing Cold Weather Concrete

Mixer truck discharging in pump truck on a cold day.

Baby, its cold outside! Just like hot weather, cold weather effects the setting characteristics and strength of concrete, too. Once average daily temperatures fall below 40 degrees more than three days in a row, contractors and suppliers should start taking the necessary precautions to prevent a placement from being affected. There are ACI guidelines specifying…

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What Is Concrete Spalling?

What is concrete spalling and how can you avoid it?

A lot of hard work goes into mixing concrete correctly and placing it to provide top-notch results. Unfortunately, many people who place concrete end up running into problems with the finished product. In particular, people often notice their concrete surface has cracked or chipped, exposing coarse aggregates underneath the surface and ruining the sleek and…

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