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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5 Helpful Tips for Winter Construction Efficiency

5 Tips for Winter Construction Working outside during the cold winter months presents many obstacles; however, some jobs will not wait for better circumstances. Below are some tips and solutions to improve winter construction. 1) KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES SAFE Train your employees in proper winter construction precautions.  Encourage everyone to wear layers of loose-fitting clothing, […]

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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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Custom Tank Heaters: The Perfect Approach to Heating Solutions

It would be absolutely ridiculous to assume that all tanks come in the same shapes and sizes, whether they hold water, gas, chemicals, or some other matter. We all know that this simply isn’t the case. While there are certainly standard measurements for specialty gas tanks, water tanks, and others, the range of variance between […]

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Custom Heating Solutions Don’t Take as Long as You Think

Often times when we think of customization, or taking a custom approach to something, the first thing that comes to mind is time. “How long is that going to take?” we ask ourselves. Well, in the case of Powerblanket custom heating solutions, not too long at all. Our custom approach to heating solutions doesn’t take […]

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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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