To pour concrete you need to have the temperature between 65 - 85° F - both to lay a strong foundation and to save hours and hours of time. PowerBlanket® is a solution
Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) May 6, 2008
Pouring concrete in cold weather is not a good idea. Even though the first day of Spring has arrived, the ground is still frozen in many parts of the country. That means construction projects -- like home construction -- involving concrete, usually must wait until the ground warms.
Most do-it-yourself types, are glad Winter is over and it's time to tackle projects that have been put off. However, this time of year temperatures can still drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and at that temperature your freshly-poured concrete can freeze. Or, you won't even be able to thaw the ground enough to start.
The PowerBlanket® is an extremely durable, weatherproof covering for home and construction projects. From large outdoor projects to small indoor needs, electrically heated PowerBlankets are made to link together to fit the specific space requirements of your projects.
Most people try to use blankets or straw to keep concrete from freezing in cold weather. However just keeping the concrete from freezing isn't enough. "No amount of blankets or straw will thaw frozen ground -- and the last thing you want to do is pour concrete on frozen ground," notes Warmzone CEO Tracy Stanger.
While it may be possible able to trap in some heat, this insulation won't keep the temperature at an ideal level for maximum curing efficiency. "To pour concrete you need to have the temperature between 65 - 85° F - both to lay a strong foundation and to save hours and hours of time. PowerBlanket® is a solution," notes Stanger. He adds that the blankets are energy efficient.
The colder the temperature that concrete gets exposed to, the longer it will take to set and reach its maximum strength. For example, concrete that is steady at 70° F will set in approximately 6 hours, but at 40° F it will take 14 hours. At 70° F it your concrete will be almost three times as strong as it will at if it's maintained at 40° F.
PowerBlankets can be used for other insulation and warming needs in cold water. Other uses include: engine warming, bucket heating, wall curing, ground thawing, equipment warming, frozen pipe thawing, curb and gutter thawing. They can also be used on walls and columns.
The PowerBlanket® doesn't have to be treated lightly. It can be driven on, pulled over rebar, dragged through mud and water, buried, and then rolled up or folded until it is needed again.
Warmzone, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a national distributor of PowerBlankets® at http://www.power-blanket.com. Warmzone assists homeowners in creating a warm and comfortable home. Our electricians and support staff help you complete your home improvement projects in a timely and cost-effective way. We help with projects from pouring concrete in cold weather with insulated PowerBlankets®, to installing heated tile in your bathroom at http://www.warmzone.com.