Concrete Products: Mass concrete specification success hinges on temperature monitoring
Published on Concrete Products in January 2019.
Appropriate temperatures and temperature ranges are key to maintaining mass concrete durability and longevity. The risk of temperature-related damage increases if the temperature of concrete gets too high or the temperature differential between the hottest interior point and the surface and/or edge gets too large. Therefore, many agencies include specifications that require early-age concrete temperature not exceed some maximum internal temperature limit and that temperature differentials in early-age concrete stay below some maximum limit.