How to Cure Ready-Mix Concrete

How to Cure Ready-Mix Concrete

Curing ready-mix concrete is necessary for long-term durability. You need to keep concrete as moist as possible for the first 7 days after placement. Also, you must allow sufficient drying time before being subject to freezing temperatures or to de-icing salts. Therefore, we have put together a few steps on how to cure ready-mix concrete.

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The Basics of How to Pour a Ready-Mix Concrete Slab for Houses

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Understanding the basics of how to pour a ready-mix concrete slab for houses is the key to preventing spalling and cracking. Navasota Concrete has put together a list of steps for pouring a foundation slab for your home.

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Benefits of Using Navasota Concrete’s Ready-Mix Concrete for Countertops

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Today, many companies and contractors who create beautiful concrete countertops prefer ready-mix concrete from Navasota Concrete. Compared to bagged concrete mix, ready-mix concrete provides a number of benefits for countertops that make it worthwhile consideration. If you are planning to have a new countertop installed, here are a few of the many reasons you should consider ready-mix concrete from Navasota Concrete.

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Tips for Pouring Concrete in Hot Weather Provided by Navasota Concrete

Pouring concrete in hot weather is defined as the moment when the following conditions occur: high ambient temperature, low relative humidity and/or high wind speed. Hot weather affects laboratory test results of pouring concrete, which shows that higher temperatures affect the compressive strength gain of hardened concrete. Navasota Concrete has put together a list of tips for pouring our ready-mix concrete in hot weather.

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Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather

You may be presented with some challenges when pouring concrete in colder temperatures, but many frequently find that the extra effort and additional procedures taking really do pay off in the end. During the winter, concrete must be continuously protected from freezing and freeze-thaw cycles in its early stages. Extra precautions must be taken to ensure that the concrete does not get cold too quickly, which can result in the concrete weakening, thus increasing the risk of cracking and breaking. By taking the following steps, you can pour concrete in the winter.

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How to Calculate Yards of Concrete Needed for Your Project: Quick Method for Basic Slabs

Before starting any concrete placement job, it is crucial to figure out the correct volume of concreted required for the job. An insufficient amount can result in having to make a concrete placement in two separate steps, creating a structurally weak seam between the two placements. Conversely, too much can be a waste of money. Fortunately, determining a project’s concrete yardage is typically a simple matter of calculating the volume of the space to be spilled and then adding 5-10 percent to the number to be conservative. Basic concrete placements calling for concrete to be poured into a rectangular 3D area requires calculation of the volume to be done with the equations length × width × height.

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How to Calculate Yards of Concrete Needed for Your Project: Using 3D Volume Equations

Before starting any concrete placement job, it is crucial to figure out the correct volume of concrete required for the job. An insufficient amount can result in having to make a concrete placement in two separate steps, creating a structurally weak seam between the two placements. Conversely, too much can be a waste of money. Fortunately, determining a project’s concrete yardage is typically a simple matter of calculating the volume of the space to be spilled and then adding 5-10 percent to the number to be conservative. Basic concrete placements calling for concrete to be poured into a rectangular 3D area requires calculation of the volume to be done with the equations length × width × height.

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