This Is The Time To Plan Concrete Construction Projects
If you’ve been considering getting any concrete construction done on your commercial property, now is the right time for it. The key to pouring the perfect concrete flatwork surfaces is (among other aspects) to avoid all extreme weather conditions. It means you preferably need to give the winter months a miss, and the intense heat of the summer months isn't a good time either.
Why Winter Isn’t the Right Time for Commercial Concreting Oklahoma City
When the weather is freezing, the water in the wet poured concrete will turn to ice. The ice will then expand, resulting in cracks in the brand new driveway or parking lot surfaces. To combat this issue, if you need to get concrete paving during colder climates, we at First Water Contracting take measures to get these surfaces to set before night-time, which is when the temperature plummets.
In these situations, we may add fast-drying chemicals, use hot water in the concrete mix, use space heaters or tents if needed. While it is possible to install concrete paving during wintertime, it's not something we recommend to our clients. Smaller repairs, resurfacing, and minor upgrades can be done in the winter months, though, as required.
It’s Best Not to Do Asphalt Resurfacing During Extreme Heat
In scorching weather, there are other challenges to deal with while pouring concrete or getting pavement repair Oklahoma City done. It's not the temperature itself that creates issues because the concrete doesn't melt like plastic in the sun. The problem is that when you pour concrete in excessively hot weather, the upper surfaces set faster than the bottom.
It means the latter stays still while the top surfaces shrink. What you get is quaky, skaky slabs of concrete that aren’t fit for much. Concrete flatwork, of course, can still be done in steaming temperatures. Yet, only expert and experienced commercial concrete contractors like us have the knowledge and skills to handle this process of staggered drying.
We typically do this by using cold water while mixing the concrete, after which we keep the slabs moist with wet burlap or sprinklers for at least a few days. Only skilled and seasoned professionals would be able to tell if the concrete is curing very quickly.
Plan Your Concrete Construction Projects Now
With freezing & hot climates ruled out, if you want the best possible results for your commercial concreting Oklahoma City projects, spring and fall are optimal for them. Concrete works best when set in warmer weather (not scorching like during the peak of summer.)
If you want a resilient, crack-free, stable parking lot or any other concrete construction work done, spring is the time for it. You won't find yourself dealing with unsightly seams or bumps, and you will have seamless, perfectly concreted outdoor spaces on your property.
If you’re looking for pavement repair Oklahoma City or parking lot repair we at First Water Contracting can help. Just contact at 405 664 6200.