Concrete Testing During a Heatwave
It's official, we're in the midst of a heatwave, and we're not the only ones suffering in these temperatures - can you imagine the effect the weather is having on fresh concrete?
Before concrete can be used on any large construction project it must be tested in accordance with industry standards. This involves passing a number of quality assurance trials to ensure it can meet the demands of the project.
At SOCOTEC, we try to keep one step ahead of the weather and following a sustained period of investment in improvements we are confident that the concrete curing facilities at our UK-based laboratories are maintaining the samples well within the prescribed temperature limits. You may know that cold concrete cubes don't cure properly, but did you know that excessive temperatures also adversely affect the later results?
SOCOTEC has invested significantly in climate controls across all of our major concrete testing laboratories, so that the 15,000 cubes we manage each month are cured to specification before being tested in our state-of-the-art facilities.