In the construction industry, there are a number of things that can go wrong when the weather turns cold. One of the most debilitating is when your expensive materials or equipment experience negative reactions to cool or freezing temperatures. Construction and cold weather don’t mix that well, but often timelines demand working through the cold.
Powerblanket is an invaluable product for industries such as concrete, roofing, spray foam, painting, precaste and others. Powerblanket products protects equipment and materials safe from the cold. Whether you need to keep water-based paint from freezing, cure epoxy at ideal temperatures, heat concrete to achieve ideal strength, or even thaw frozen ground, Powerblanket heaters make successful winter construction projects more realistic.
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Weather proof your business and keep operations running smoothly even in cold conditions
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
Avoid setbacks in schedule and budget caused by cold conditions
Work at full capacity with confidence
Easily installed, removed, and relocated
Maintain ACI compliance for construction sites
COLD WEATHER CONCRETE INNOVATIONS
Massman Construction Company concluded that the traditional solution of erecting a structure and heating up the ambient air temperature wouldn’t work on an important Kansas City bridge project. They turned to Powerblanket heated curing blankets, which warmed up the surrounding concrete and support beam, and then kept a constant temperature on the concrete. This innovative solution finished the job.
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Reilly Construction 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 most symbolically important structures in American history. Reilly needed extra heat in the form of curing blankets to cure the masonry block work at the proper temperature (~50°F/~10°C) during December in New York and with the added chill of the water. Reilly used five Powerblanket MD0520 concrete curing blankets for the application and appreciated the increased temperature control.
The high watt density in Powerblanket Ground Thawing Blankets helps tackle the difficulty of thawing ground in harsh climates. These ground thawing blankets have a higher watt density and higher temperature range than our concrete curing blankets. DIg in and get started, even when temperatures are very low.
Concrete Curing Blankets
Powerblanket Concrete Curing Blankets make it possible to cure concrete in the cold-weather months. Powerblanket heated curing blankets come in various lengths and sizes to fit any project. So whether your job is big or small, simple or complex—Powerblanket has your construction project covered.
Spray Foam Container Heaters
Spray foam itself as well as the equipment functions best at specified temperatures, and extremes on either end–colder or hotter–can cause problems and lead to product waste.
One of the main temperature issues is foam shrinkage, which happens when the foam or the surface it’s being applied to is too cold. Cold temperatures cause the chemical reaction of the foam to lose quality, which then can cause the foam to expand improperly. Likewise, if the surface is too cold, the foam will not adhere as it should and begins to shrink away from the surface. Powerblanket barrel and bucket heaters are an ideal temperature solution because blankets distribute heat evenly over the entire container.
Hot Boxes for Roofing
Almost all types of roofing material use adhesive during the installation process, and almost all adhesives need warm temperatures or a heat source to properly cure and fasten. Without proper fastening, the roof will fail. Added effort and expense are required to apply these materials in cold winter weather. Change your winter roofing experience with a Powerblanket Hot Box. Warm materials, prevent tools and equipment from freezing, and keep your schedule and bottom line intact by preserving critical materials with a Powerblanket Hot Box.
Precast Curing Blankets
Pouring precast forms of concrete once a day has long been the industry standard. But pouring only once a day amounts to painstaking throughput speeds and affects the rate at which you can do business. With an innovative Powerblanket heating solution in place, you can increase your pour rate by 300%. Add one of our custom heating solutions to your manufacturing process and go from pouring once a day to three times a day.
For general contracting needs Powerblanket bucket heaters, calk warmers, and gas cylinder heaters are critical assets for work in winter conditions. Prevent simple setbacks caused by cold temperatures and extend your working season with Powerblanket.
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