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Concrete in Freezing Temperatures

Concrete in Freezing Temperatures

Cold Weather Concreting At low temperatures, concrete sets slowly and strength gain is delayed. Not only may this result in the contractor being on the job longer than he had planned, but freezing damage to the concrete is possible both before and after stiffening takes place. Recognize Possible Problems When the air temperature is 40?

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What are recommended mix proportions for good concrete?

Good concrete can be obtained by using a wide variety of mix proportions if proper mix design procedures are used. A good general rule to use is the rule of 6’s: [list style=”arrow” color=”blue”] A minimum cement content of 6 bags per cubic yard of concrete (3,000 PSI), A maximum water content of 6 gallons

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Why Does Concrete Crack?

Why Does Concrete Crack?

One of the most common questions we get about concrete, is “Why does concrete crack?” This is by far the most popular question in the history of concrete! Concrete, like all other materials, will slightly change in volume when it dries out. In typical concrete, this change amounts to about 500 millionths. Translated into dimensions-this

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Keeping Concrete Safe In Freezing Weather

Placing concrete in cold weather is not impossible. Typically in the cold, the biggest concern is with excessive moisture, which can cause bleeding water to come to the surface. Once this occurs, the finish of the concrete will have compromised strength and will likely suffer from freeze-thaw damage. If bleed water is evident, it should

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Caring For Your Concrete Driveway

Caring for your concrete driveway is easier than you might think. Two of the great advantages for using concrete is it’s durability and ease of care. We recommend applying a high quality sealer on all exterior concrete exposed to freeze/thaw cycles. The sealer helps protect concrete from two things: absorbing moisture and being damaged from numerous

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