Getting any concrete laying work done, in the cold winter months, calls for a number of things to be looked into, before getting started. It is in this weather that there is a risk of water getting frozen, which is sure to damage the concrete, thereby ruining the whole effort put into doing the job. Not just that, the temperature and weather conditions during the winters, do not allow the concrete to gain strength as quickly as it usually would during the warm summers.
Making sure the ground is not frozen and has no ice or snow on it is one thing that must be considered before laying the concrete cast. Frozen ground will settle later when it thaws and may cause cracks in the concrete. Another issue you could face is the concrete not setting fast which could lead to a crusty top and soft bottom for quite a long time.
It is best to remove all snow and standing water that could get mixed with the concrete and it would be best to warm up anything you think will come in contact with the concrete from embedment to forms, to at least 32 degree Fahrenheit.
BRING IN THE CONCRETE CONTRACTOR EXPERT
Laying out concrete can be a rather tricky job and when it comes to installing a new concrete driveway or patio or repairing an old one, a smooth finish and a long lasting casting job is what calls for a pat on the back for a job well done.
However, with a job that needs attention to detail, to make sure it is done well, it is best to bring in the expert. We at Concrete Contractors, New Jersey, with a team of trained, highly skilled, prompt and courteous professionals are here to provide impeccable service for all your concrete installation and repair work and specialize in doing so even during the cold winter season.
Before starting any concrete laying project in the winter months our team of experts take all precautions to ensure everything goes off smoothly and we deliver the best service to you. Our team of experts, work diligently, keeping a well-defined temperature record chart including concrete temperature and exterior temperature. We clearly define strategies that will be used including materials, forms, testing and other requirements and also schedule and determine the cold weather protection measurement of the concrete mix.
With years of experience on a number of projects we know just what it takes to do up a concrete driveway with finesse that you are sure to marvel at.
Give us a call today and we will be on our way!