With winter winding down and spring and summer arriving shortly, that means outdoor projects will soon be started as well. Many of these will involve the pouring of concrete to start. Before you go ahead and start pouring, be sure that you’re doing it under the optimal weather conditions.
Considering concrete needs to dry once it is poured, many might be under the impression that a hot sunny day is ideal for it. This is actually not true, as the best possible conditions for pouring concrete come in spring when the temperature is consistently in the 50s and the skies are cloudy.
This may seem odd, but if you were to pour concrete on a day where it is hot or even cold for that matter it can end up being bad for the concrete and its lifespan. The wind can also play a factor because if it is too high on the day you’re pouring, it can cause too much water to evaporate from the concrete too quickly, leading to shrinkage cracks.
For the best results, you should enlist the services of a contractor such as R.G. Smith Company. We will come out and give you our expertise about different conditions and share our knowledge on how to extend the life of your concrete. Whenever pouring concrete, you want it to last for many years to come. The last thing you want is for your poured concrete to be ruined by poor pouring or improper care. With professional assistance from R.G. Smith, you can rest assured that your concrete – whether a foundation, walkway or parking area – will stand up to the tests of time.
R.G. Smith Company offers concrete foundation installation and flatwork throughout the greater Ohio area. With decades of experience on our team, we will give your business a durable foundation you won’t have to worry about. For more information on our concrete capabilities or any of our other services, call us today at our Canton office at 330-456-3415 or in Mansfield at 419-524-4778!