Grant County Concrete Company’s Concrete’s Quality Control Department exists to respond to our customers needs for concrete products that are easily placed and perform according to your expectations. We employ quality personnel who have the education, training, and experience to provide you the expertise necessary for your concrete questions and needs. From specification review, mix designing and proportioning, performing trial mixes and statistical analysis, to job-site placement, our challenge is to supply you with products that are both superiorly functional and cost-effective.
Today’s fast-paced construction requires efficiency and labor saving measures. We strive to
keep pace with our customers needs by using the latest technology available, both in product quality and delivery.
We have numerous performance mixes and are the market leader in all high-strength concrete, as well as decorative concrete. Whether you need concrete for a patio or a commercial building , we can help. Our high-strength and performance concrete are designed to help improve strength and durability, make ease placement and finishing, provide dependable initial set times, as well as reducing your costs.
- Unneeded water will lower concrete’s overall strength.
- Can lower durability and increasing possibility for drying shrinkage.
- Can reduce water tightness.
Placing concrete in hot weather can become troublesome. Water demand is increased and set times become faster. Here are a few hot weather concreting tips:
- Use of chilled water in the mix is recommended. This reduces concrete temperature.
- Addition of retarding admixtures. This will provide additional set times.
- Dampen subgrade and wood forms. Doing this will discourage water loss from the concrete.
- Start curing immediately after finishing.
- Avoid clear plastic covers.
Like hot weather, placing concrete in colder temperatures can alter the characteristics of concrete during placement. Concrete will set slower in colder temperatures.
- Thaw frozen ground before placing concrete. The ground can pull the heat from the concrete.
- Addition of accelerating admixtures. Accelerators speed up set times.
- Use of hot water in the concrete mix. Works well with accelerators.
- Do not rush form removal. Colder temperatures require more time to hydrate.