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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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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Hot Weather Concreting Made Easier

Hot Weather Concreting Hot weather concreting problems are most often encountered in the summer; however, any condition that increases curing rates and strips the concrete of moisture is considered hot weather concreting. Pouring Concrete in Hot Weather With temperatures rising and summer approaching, attentions shift from protecting concrete from the cold to concreting in hot […]

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Process Heating Engineering: Heat Tape

Process Heating Engineering:  Heat Tape Powerblanket makes industrial heating blankets; however, for this process heating project, we skipped the outer jacket and went straight for the heat tape on the inside. Upgrade Your Security Clearance For the third installment of Powerblanket Engineer Favorites, we delve (really only dip our toes) into the world of defense contracting. […]

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