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Hot Weather Concreting
Hot weather is any combination of the following conditions that will impair the quality of freshly mixed or hardened concrete by accelerating the rate of moisture loss and rate of cement hydration:
Hot weather problems are most frequently encountered in the summer, but the associated climatic factors of high winds, low relative humidity and solar radiation can occur at any time. Hot weather conditions can produce a rapid rate of evaporation and accelerated setting time, among other problems. For more information, consult the hot weather concreting guide from Concrete Alberta.
Cold Weather Concreting
Cold weather is defined as a period when, for more than 3 consecutive days, the average daily temperature is less than 5 degrees Celsius and the air temperature is not more than 10 degrees Celsius for more than one half of any 24 hour period. Successful cold weather concreting requires and understanding of the various factors that affect concrete properties. In its fresh state, concrete freezes if the temperature falls below 4 degrees Celsius. The potential strength of frozen concrete can be reduced by more than 50%. For more information, consult the cold weather concreting guide from Concrete Alberta.
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