As per ASTM C125 – 20, concrete setting is the process that leads to a gradual development of rigidity in a cement-like mixture. In this post we take a closer look at how concrete setting works, why it is important, and how you can test it.
It’s 2021, and we are still talking about the COVID-19 pandemic? Beginning as an outbreak in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has gone on to have a monumental impact on the global economy. It has affected every industry and sector in all parts of the world. The construction industry is no exception.
Building concrete structures when the temperatures run high has always been a challenge. Hot and dry weather makes the concrete mixture solidify more quickly, leading to higher early strengths. It can impact the overall durability of the structure and compromise the concrete’s structural integrity.
The construction industry keeps abreast of amazing technological improvements that improve performance while keeping everyone safe. One category of sensors that deserves special mention is concrete sensors. They allow a system to monitor various metrics in real-time such as strength, humidity, and temperature.
Weather conditions vary from laboratory conditions for the concrete store to the site. It usually differs from the optimum conditions which were assumed. Concrete may be placed in cold weather but some precautions should be taken to account to avoid severe negative impacts.
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Concrete should be kept in proper temperature and dampness. If the concrete is not cured properly, it is likely to develop cracks on its surface. Its surface will have low strength and little resistance to abrasion.