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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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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