Winter Safety Tips

In preparation for the winter months, it’s important to consider what measures you will take to exercise proper safety precautions in both your home and commercial or industrial workplace.  During 2014, the United States Department of Labor recorded 42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet, or snow that required at least one day away […]

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How Cold 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

How Warm Does it Have To Be To Pour Concrete? 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 […]

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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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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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Powerblanket® Hot Box and Curing Blankets for Post Curing

When it comes to post curing, maintaining ideal temperature is a must. And if you’re post curing small to medium sized parts, then you may find yourself using expensive ovens, or else taking a whole lot of time and money to build your own. Thankfully, you don’t need to do either of these with the […]

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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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