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

how to pour a ready-mix concrete slab for houses

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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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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