Pouring concrete in cold weather

kidhornAugust 19, 2011

I'm getting a room addition to my house and part of the addition is a cellar. It will be about 7' below grade. I've been working on getting the addition since May and now found out I need to apply for a variance and the soonest I can get back to getting permits moving is around Thanksgiving.

So it looks like the soonest construction can start is likely during the winter. I live in Maryland.

My question is...

Is it OK for my contractor to pour and set concrete during the winter? Should I wait for spring?

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There wouldn't be much built around these parts if we couldn't pour in cold weather.

But your contractor should be experienced with cold weather concrete practices.

(See link.)

If time is not of the essence, you can wait and save say 10-15% on the pour and curing.

Here is a link that might be useful: Concrete in cold weather

    Bookmark   August 19, 2011 at 3:09PM
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