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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What is Stamped Concrete?

Stamped concrete is commonly utilized for patios, walkways, pool decks and driveways. It is patterned and textured to resemble another material, such as stone, slate, brick or wood. This concrete comes in a variety of patterns and colors, which makes it an attractive choice that can be customized to suit your needs.

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Benefits of Stained Concrete

Pouring new concrete can be both an exciting and taxing time for most people. Installing a new floor can give your home or business the face lift it needs, make replacement values when it comes time to sell change and give your home a more pulled together appearance. When it comes to installing a new floor, one of the most commonly used options is stained concrete. Stained concrete is no longer just for basements, as many people are beginning to put them in rooms that see a lot of use such as a kitchen or waiting area.

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Important Things to Know About Dyed Concrete

Becoming proficient at the basics before moving on to more challenging tasks is essential in most everything, particularly when it comes to dyed concrete. Success is built on a concrete foundation, literally and figuratively.  Becoming familiar with the benefits and downsides of dyed concrete, as well as the types of dyed concrete available is critical when selecting dyed concrete for your residential or commercial space.

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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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