Last week, we shared information on our Hot-Weather Guideline: Repair Mortars and Non-Shrink Grouts document, which assists in the successful installation of applicable products when hot weather is a factor. Today we would like to inform you of its cold-weather counterpart, Cold-Weather Guideline: Repair Mortars and Non-Shrink Grouts. Although it may not be cold where you are currently located, it will be eventually (trust us), and W. R. Meadows wants you to be prepared!
One main factor is how water reacts in cold weather; of course, it will begin to freeze when the temperature hits 32º F (Oº C). This can cause permanent damage to cement-based materials, resulting in cracking, softness, and poor bond. Our cold-weather guide warns of these types of problematic situations, and, more importantly, advises how to prevent them.
This detailed guideline document also details the application of our water-based cement products in cold weather. This guideline covers products in our popular concrete restoration line, such as the Meadow-Crete line, Speed-E-Roc, and the Futura line.
The cold-weather guidelines feature American Concrete Institute recommendations, temperature ranges where issues could appear, curing information, and much more. A PDF of these guidelines can be printed and added to your product literature, or saved and forwarded to a colleague or friend who may find it of use.
If you have any questions about the cold-weather guideline, or have an idea for a new application guideline, please let us know by commenting below.