How 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.