Cold Weather Concreting

There are three major problems with concrete in cold weather:

  1. Slow heat of hydration
  2. Incomplete strength development
  3. Higher setting time
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concreting in cold weather

Quality control measures in cold weather concerting:-

  • Heating of aggregates and water (Not more than 60 to 80 degree centigrade)
  • Use of rich mixes
  • Use of Rapid Hardening Cement
  • By covering the fresh concrete with insulating admixture
  • By circulating steam around concrete components

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