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Here is a list of all of our tips from our In The Mix newsletter. Visit here regularly as we add tips from time to time.

  1. Contractor Tips
  2. Homeowner Tips
  3. Hot Weather Concrete Placement
  4. Cold Weather Concrete Tips

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Cold Weather Concrete Tips

You can pour in cold weather, as long as certain precautions are taken. Concrete set time at 70 degrees is approximately 5 hours, at 50 degrees it is 10 hours, at 30 degrees it’s up to 20 hours (if the concrete doesn’t freeze!). There are things we can do to “speed things up” and mimic those warm weather set times.

Cold Weather Set-Time Graph

Cold Weather Extends Set Times:

Rule of Thumb: Each 20°F drop in concrete temperature will double the set time.

Concrete can be placed, finished and cured to it's proper strength in cold weather conditions if sufficient planning and care are taken. Call Smokey Point Concrete or Skagit Readymix and we will help you be successful!