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What Temperature Should You Pour Concrete?

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Workers pouring concrete for paving projectHow cold is too cold to pour concrete? And what should you do if it’s sweltering hot, but you need to make a concrete repair? While you can pour concrete in cold and hot weather, it’s necessary to take certain precautions to ensure the concrete sets properly.

First, it’s not only important to consider ambient temperature but also how you will keep the concrete at the correct temperature while it cures. During cold weather, many people use heated enclosures or insulated blankets to prevent the concrete from freezing. Alternatively, windbreaks, sunshades, evaporative retarders and sufficient manpower are necessary for proper curing during hot temperatures.

Learn more about hot and cold weather concrete procedures, concrete curing temperature ranges and tips for curing below.

 

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Drafty Pipes are No Match for UNIQUE Water Stop!

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UNIQUE® Water Stop is a great and versatile product. Water Stop can be used for more than just stopping active and underwater cracks or leaks! Just ask us at UNIQUE!

We noticed our conference room was feeling rather drafty during the recent cold spell.

After some investigation, we realized the cause was due to gaping holes around some exposed pipe! Lucky for us, we have plenty of UNIQUE Water Stop in stock to solve the problem.

After mixing the amount of UNIQUE Water Stop necessary for the repair, cardboard was used as a backer base for the patch.

Water stop was placed around the repair until it completely sealed the hole.

Before 1

The hole where the pipe was coming through

UNIQUE Water Stop should be a putty consistency for placement

UNIQUE Water Stop should be a putty consistency for placement

Working the Water Stop into the repair

Working the Water Stop into the repair

Finished Repair

Finished Repair

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UNIQUE Concrete High Performance Fast Set Repair

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A snow plow damaged curb in a crosswalk posed an obvious tripping hazard.

Repaired Curb

 

A UNIQUE fast set simple repair was applied and the repaired area was open to foot traffic in 45 minutes!

 

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UNIQUE…Once and done!

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