Cold Weather Concreting

If concrete freezes during cold weather—or if there is a large differential between the concrete and ambient air temperatures—strength and durability may be jeopardized. To protect against this situation, projects use COMMAND Center sensors to monitor internal concrete temperatures in cold weather environments.

Many specifications for cold weather concreting will require that concrete temperatures do not fall below a specified minimum value during placement and curing. The specifications may also require that the temperature of concrete be dropped gradually over time until it equilibrates with ambient conditions when insulating forms are removed.

In order to meet these specifications, simple thermometers will not do the trick. Instead, construction teams use COMMAND Center sensors, which can be embedded in the concrete to measure and record internal concrete temperatures over time.

Failure to ensure that specified requirements were met can lead to premature distress, which can lead to costly repairs or reconstruction. COMMAND Center temperature monitoring is a practical and efficient way to ensure your project’s concrete stays within acceptable temperature thresholds.

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