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How to Pour Concrete in Hot Weather

June 2, 2020

Typically, contractors will try to avoid pouring new concrete when the air temperature is particularly hot. The hot conditions can make the concrete curing process a challenge. Concrete cures via hydration. The hotter the concrete temperature, the faster the hydration process gets, and the more internal heat gets generated. However, if it gets too hot outside, water in the concrete could be lost due to evaporation, meaning the concrete will not hydrate properly and could cure in a way that compromises its strength and structural integrity. If people pouring concrete aren’t careful, the concrete that gets poured in hot weather... View Article

Tips for Curing Concrete in Cold Weather

January 21, 2020

Most concrete contractors prefer to avoid putting down exterior concrete during the winter because, once the temperature dips below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, projects take on a whole new level of challenge. If done improperly, cold weather concrete in Racine, WI can come out vulnerable and weak. In our neck of the woods, however, low temperatures are a fact of life. As a result, so are cold weather concrete jobs. Not to worry, with a little education, you can turn your cold weather concrete job into a total success. Why is it a problem to cure concrete when it’s cold? Without... View Article

Stamped Concrete: Its Advantages and Disadvantages

December 24, 2019

Over the last few years, more and more homeowners and business owners throughout the area have begun to wake up to the possibilities of stamped concrete in Racine, WI. When you’re in the market for an update to your home’s decor, this fascinating building material offers several benefits that could make it the perfect material for you. That said, though reliable, stamped concrete isn’t perfect for every building situation. Here are some notable pros and cons of stamped concrete that may help you decide if it’s right for you. Pick your style The chief benefit of stamped concrete is its... View Article

The Costs of Building a Basement

July 12, 2019

A basement provides a lot of extra space and value, both of which you’re going to want to consider whenever you’re building a new home. However, you also need to think about the costs of adding a basement to your home design, especially if there are challenging issues associated with the terrain in your area. Most people find basements to be well worth the investment they put in, but it’s still important to consider the factors that influence the cost. Here’s some information from a concrete contractor in Racine, WI. Type of basement Do you want a true basement, or... View Article

What to Know About Pouring Concrete in Hot Weather

June 21, 2019

Are you planning on doing some concrete work this summer? It’s the best time of year to do it, as the curing times are lower when the weather is warm. However, once we get to an inevitable stretch of hot and humid days in July or August, there are still going to be some challenges that you have to overcome thanks to the elevated moisture content in the air. Here’s some information to keep in mind about pouring concrete in hot and humid weather, courtesy of an experienced concrete contractor in Racine, WI. Dealing with heat and humidity when pouring... View Article

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