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Ways to Quickly and Thoroughly Cure Concrete in the Winter

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Just because winter has come doesn’t mean that construction gets to stop. Whether your job is big or small, battling the elements while trying to complete your project can be trying. One of the hardest aspects of working with concrete in the winter is trying to get your concrete to thoroughly cure before the next storm rolls through. Luckily, On Site offers multiple solutions to help you cure your concrete quickly this winter.

No matter the size of your project, we have the ground heater that can fit your project’s scale and scope. With one of our ground heaters, you’ll be able to thaw frozen ground, cure concrete, prevent frost and provide temporary air heat during the colder months of the year.  If you need to perform some foundation curing in winter, then you’re in luck. Winter concrete curing doesn’t need to be a pain. With the right tool, you’ll be able to cut your project’s timeline in half; it’s as simple as choosing which ground heater is right for you.

Without the proper equipment to handle the winter’s harsh temperatures, you and your crew could find yourselves stuck at a job site for days or weeks. Due to the abundant amount of pores in concrete, it is incapable of handling cold weather because water is able to freeze inside your uncured mixture. Additionally, if the ground’s temperature drops below 40º, then your concrete will not be able to gain strength or settle properly. Using a ground heater will not only make your project go faster, but it will help to create a stronger finished product.

The Benefits of Ground Heaters

  • No enclosure to build.
  • Easy setup with no open flames.
  • No noxious fumes.
  • Designed for reliable, trouble-free stars.
  • Provides up to 115 hours of runtime depending on model type.
  • Flexible, uncomplicated setup for all applications.
  • Positive displacement pumps provide maximum flow and assure consistent heat delivery for thawing and curing. One pump per hose loop means delivery of maximum BTUs per hour.
  • Digital temperature controller with push button adjustment allows operators to easily adjust Heat Transfer Fluid (HTF) output temperature for all concrete curing applications.

Choosing The Right Ground Heater For You

E1100 Hydronic Ground Heating

The E1100 Hydronic Ground Heater is perfect for portable ground heating, ground thaw, and concrete curing. Used with ground blankets, you can easily disperse heat throughout a large area. This heater runs on #1 Diesel fuel and can run for 115 hours.

E1250 Hydronic Ground Heating

The E1250 Hydronic Ground Heater is perfect for portable ground heating, ground thaw, and concrete curing. Used with ground blankets, you can easily disperse heat throughout a large area. This heater runs on #1 Diesel fuel and can run for 105 hours.

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. Couple this unit with ground thaw blankets to better disperse heat over a large area.

E3000 Hydronic Ground Heater

The E3000 Hydronic Ground Heater is our largest piece of ground heating equipment. This heater is perfect for ground thaw, ground heating, and concrete curing. This heater runs on #1 Diesel fuel and can cure up to 8,000 sq. ft. and can thaw ground up to 4,500 sq. ft.

E5000

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 runtime.

Pureheat

The Pureheat Hydronic Ground Heater can heat workspaces, cure concrete, and thaw frozen ground. It can be attached to our heat exchangers to provide clean liquid-to-air heat to your workspace. Using this type of liquid-to-air heat also prevents mold and mildew during the construction phase.

Complete Your Winter Project With On Site

Keeping your concrete above 50°F is a critical step in ensuring that it forms properly and in the dead of winter that can be a problem. With the right On Site ground heater, you’ll be able to keep your concrete project at an ideal temperature even when the temperatures drop. By using a ground heater, you’ll be able to cure your concrete quickly, meaning no more long hours spent redoing portions of your project. With On Site, you can have a “one and done” work site. To discuss availability, or for assistance choosing the right ground heater for your next project, shoot us a message and a member of our team will be more than happy to help you out.

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