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Cold Weather Slab Testing

EARLIER THIS YEAR, A CONTRACTOR AND A TEAM OF MANUFACTURERS AND INDIVIDUALS, PERFORMED A SERIES OF COLD WEATHER TESTS ON 15 DIFFERENT PANELS TO REPLICATE 15 DIFFERENT FIELD CONDITIONS. HERE ARE THEIR PRELIMINARY FINDINGS. As seen in  Earlier this year, a contractor and a team of manufacturers and individuals, performed a series of cold weather tests […]

CFA Undertakes Industry Survey on Cold Weather Practices

ACI Committee 306 and the Concrete Foundations Association are committed to improving the conditions for directing and implementing state-of-the-art technology for better performance in cold weather concreting.  The combination of professional contractor experience and this technology is proving the production of quality concrete at a broad range of placement and curing temperatures and conditions. A […]

Asking the Cold Weather Question

Recently, a staff member in our office was sent out to chronicle the stages of a typical residential foundation installation.  We’re always looking for new images and new ways to look at perhaps the most important part of any home before it all gets covered up.  While we’ve had this interest for several weeks, the […]

Cold Questions (by Concrete Construction)

Cold weather research by CFA member being covered by Concrete Construction Read the full article at Concrete Construction Online. Between 2002 and 2004, the CFA conducted research on the affects of cold and freezing weather on concrete maturity.  Great revelations for the industry were uncovered and some very sensible solutions to winter preparation and protection. […]

Thomas Bradley (Brad) Barnes – (1951-2014)

The CFA loses a strong friend and ally. Thomas Bradley (Brad) Barnes, 63, of Medina passed away suddenly, following complications from surgery on Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born May 29, 1951 in Fairmont, W.Va. to Ed and Dean Barnes. Brad graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1969 and received a B.S. and Masters […]

Casting Foundation Concrete in Cold Weather

Expanded from Q&A Article seen in Concrete Contractor magazine. by James R. Baty II, CFA Managing Director   The Concrete Foundations Association explains how commonly and effectively residential concrete foundations are constructed during the winter.   Question: Our foundations scheduled for installation these next few months will be affected by projected temperatures in the mid […]

Cold Weather Concrete Pumping Tips

Courtesy of Peak Concrete Pumping

How to prevent or deal with concrete freezing in the concrete pump, which can stop the flow of concrete through the pipeline American Concrete Pumping Association & Schwing America, Inc. as seen at For Construction Pros.com Cold weather pumping can present a variety of problems as compared to pumping in moderate temperatures. Most obvious, of […]

Bilco Offers Tips to Get Basement Doors Ready for Cold Months Ahead

New Haven, CT (PRWEB) September 14, 2010 With winter fast approaching, careful homeowners turn their attention to winterizing their homes to keep them in tip-top shape through the cold season. If a basement door is rusted, leaky or rotted, chances are that homeowners will have a damp and cold basement this winter. In addition to […]

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