Concrete cooling systems are essential in construction projects that have mass concrete elements to monitor. This is because concrete generates heat during the hydration process….
- Hot weather concreting refers to the process of producing and placing concrete in temperatures that are above 90°F (32°C). High temperatures can affect the workability, setting time, and strength development of concrete, so it is important to take special precautions during hot weather concreting to ensure that the concrete develops the desired strength and durability. The temperature of the concrete mix, as well as the temperature of the ambient air, must be carefully controlled during hot weather concreting. To prevent moisture loss, the concrete should be kept moist during curing by using techniques such as misting, using curing compounds, or covering the concrete with wet blankets. The mix design should be adjusted to account for the effects of hot weather on the concrete’s workability, setting time, and strength development. By following these guidelines in hot weather conditions contractors can ensure that the concrete develops the desired strength and durability.