The Midwest is typically subject to some pretty cold temperatures during the winter months, but although the weather may sometimes be unbearable, construction doesn’t necessarily stop. Winter can seem like a tough season for curing concrete, but it can’t always be avoided.
Concrete is best set at a mild temperature of 50 to 60 degrees F. In the winter, the temperatures are likely to be significantly lower, making it hard to properly cure. Snow, ice, and cold weather cause delays in construction, and if not exposed to the right elements, the concrete can be weak and brittle once dry. Curing concrete in cold weather can seem like a bit of a challenge, but with the right tools, it can be achieved.
Cold Weather Concrete Curing
If you’re worried about upcoming chilly temperatures, just remember that curing concrete in the winter months doesn’t have to be impossible. Concrete curing blankets or portable heaters offer great assistance to get the job done. At On Site, we offer several different heating options that all offer their own unique set of benefits.
E1100 Ground Thaw Heater
The E1100 Hydronic Ground Thaw Heater is designed to quickly and easily thaw frozen ground, cure concrete, prevent frost and provide temporary air heat during the colder months of the year.
E1250 Ground Thaw Heater
The E1250 unit thaws up to 2,200 sq. ft. of frozen ground and can cure up to 2,500 sq. ft. of concrete per day. Couple this unit with ground thaw blankets to better disperse heat over a large area.
E2200 Hydronic Ground Heater
The E2200 Hydronic Ground Heater is the perfect piece of equipment for ground heating, ground thaw, and concrete curing. This ground thaw unit can thaw up to 3,000 sq. ft. of frozen ground at a rate of up to one-foot-per day.
E3000 Hydronic Ground Heater
The Hydronic Ground Heater product line at On Site Companies is easy to operate and dependable. The E3000 will provide maximum flow and ensure consistent heat delivery for thawing and curing applications. One pump per hose loop means more BTU’s/hr delivered to the project than competitive hydronic heaters can provide. This unit thaws up to 4,500 sq. ft. The E3000 will also cure up to 6,000 sq. ft.
E5000 Hydronic Ground Heater
The most versatile hydronic surface heater, the E5000 thaws, cures, prevents frost, heats, and dries all without the use of additional pump packs. The unique pump system provides maximum flow rate regardless of the application. The E5000 thaws or cures up to 10,000 sq. ft. With accessories, this machine will cure up to 30,000 sq. ft., heat up to 1,700,000 cu. ft. or provide 576,000 cu. ft. of dry heat with up to 64 hours of run time.
Pureheat Hydronic Heat System
The Pureheat Hydronic Air Heater provides temporary heat for large structures and buildings, removes excess moisture from the workspace, and saves up to 50% of the fuel over traditional methods. The Pureheat offers simple operation and with accessories such as hose handling systems, can also be used to cure concrete, thaw frozen ground and prevent frost.
Ground Thaw Blankets
On Site Companies offers a range of concrete curing blankets. They are specifically designed to work with hydronic ground heating systems and are perfect for curing concrete, protecting slabs of concrete, curing newly laid brick or block walls and thawing any ground surface for landscaping jobs.
Stop Winter Concrete Curing Doubts with On Site
With the use of ground heaters, you can achieve perfectly cured concrete during the winter months. At On Site, we can provide you with a variety of different options to choose from depending on your specific needs. Whether you need a heater or curing blanket, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for a quote!