How to Make Construction Season Last Year Round

It’s apparent to anyone who works in the construction industry that the summer months are the prime time to get things done. When winter rolls around, however, construction projects often move to a slow crawl or a screeching halt. But what if you could remedy that fact?


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Year Round Construction

How great would it be to possess the ability to work your construction projects year round? Any construction company would love to be able to continue temperature-sensitive tasks into the winter. But in a lot of cases, it just doesn’t work. Thanks to the effects cold weather has on curing, storage, and application of common construction material, construction season doesn’t do too well outside of the warm months. There just isn’t any real way to cure concrete in the cold, apply spray foam in below-freezing temperatures, or thaw topsoil for digging preparations…or is there?


concrete curing blanket on a jobsite

The Answer to the Conundrum of the Cold

Thankfully, there is a way to ensure that certain construction projects remain operable in the cold-weather months. Of course, there’s no way for us to change the weather patterns, but we can lessen the effects freezing temperatures have on material usage and application. For example, concrete doesn’t cure in cold temperatures nearly as well as in warm weather, but if one could add a curing blanket to speed up the process and make it even faster than a natural cure in 90°, well, that would be phenomenal. This is even more apparent in epoxy applications, where the necessary temperature range for curing is even higher.

And what about spray foam? How can you keep the proper consistency for application when cold weather compromises its characteristics? Wouldn’t it be great if you could apply a heating element that enabled an evenly-distributed amount of heat to warm the mixture to the ideal temperature and keep it there?

Heated blanket thawing ground for new cement

Frozen topsoil is another project dampener. Whether you need to dig to repair a pipe or simply need to get past that frozen topsoil, Powerblanket® Ground Thawing blankets got it covered. From concrete curing to spray foam storage and prep, Powerblanket products can enable cold-weather construction and help keep your business going year round.

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