What Temperature is Too Cold to Pour Concrete?

What Temperature is Too Cold to Pour Concrete? Experts agree that the best temperature to pour concrete is between 50-60 °F. The necessary chemical reactions that set and strengthen concrete slow significantly below 50 °F and are almost non-existent below 40 °F. Even when daytime temperatures are within the satisfactory range, winter concrete setting creates […]

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How long does concrete take to set

How long does concrete take to set? If you really want to know the truth, concrete never stops curing; it continually hardens forever.  However, for practical purposes, it reaches a point where further hardening will be so slow it becomes unnoticeable.  In this article, we cover the basics of what you need to know about […]

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Concrete Curing Temperature Makes a Difference

Concrete Curing Temperature Whether the conditions are hot or freezing, the ideal concrete curing temperature should be maintained at about 55°F to achieve the optimum concrete strength. Curing the Hoover Dam At its completion in 1935, the Hoover Dam was the largest dam in the world and a marvel of labor and engineering.  The first […]

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Powerblanket Curing Blankets at the Statue of Liberty

Powerblanket® Goes to the Statue of Liberty Reilly Construction out of Wrightstown, NJ won a bid from the U. S. Department of the Interior, National Parks to replace the roof of The Great Hall Statue of Liberty National Monument.  The Great Hall, which now houses the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, is considered one of the […]

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Concrete Cooling: Curing Concrete in the Summer Months

We talk a lot about the dilemmas posed to concrete curing during the cold winter months, and for good reason too. It’s difficult to get concrete to cure well when the temperature drops. But what about when the weather is hot? True, fewer problems exist for concrete curing during the summer, but excessively hot temperatures […]

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Concrete Curing Blankets From Powerblanket®

Concrete Curing Blankets Concrete curing has always been a challenge in cold weather. Historically, experts have employed many different methods in order to aid in and speed up the curing process. Some methods are better than others. The best, in our opinion, is using concrete curing blankets from Powerblanket. Here’s why:   Why Electric Concrete […]

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Precast Concrete and Throughput: How to Improve Cure Times

The business of precast concrete manufacturing is one where you often have to hurry up and wait. Once you pour a precast form, you then have to wait for the time-consuming process of allowing the form to fully cure. The importance of proper curing can’t be undermined, but what if it could be efficiently and […]

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Powerblanket Receives Manufacturer of the Year Award from UMA

If you haven’t seen this headline somewhere else on the web by now, we’re happy to tell you all about it here. Utah Manufacturers Association recently awarded Powerblanket something we’re pretty happy about. Read on to learn more about the UMA Manufacturer of the Year Award.   UMA and Manufacturer of the Year Utah Manufacturers […]

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Precast Concrete and Powerblanket: A 300% Increase in Efficiency

If you’re in the business of precast concrete, then you know how frustrating it is to have to pour once a day. When it comes to precast production, the curing time for concrete simply isn’t very conducive to a good production turnaround. But what if you could increase your cure rate by 300%? Well, read […]

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The Dairy Industry: Left Out in the Cold

Anyone who works in the dairy industry knows that cold weather isn’t on your side. You have vital assets that need protection from freezing temperatures, and traditional methods of warming and heating are inadequate and costly. That’s why Powerblanket works to provide the dairy industry with innovative, customized heating solutions that are easy to use […]

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