ForConstructionPros.com: How to Use Temperature Monitoring to Meet a Required Specification
Published on ForConstructionPros.com in September 2018.
Maintaining appropriate temperatures and temperature ranges within mass concrete is a key to maintaining its durability and longevity. The risk of temperature-related concrete 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.