Usually, it’s the shoulder seasons—both Spring and Fall—that have the best temperatures for a concrete pour. The reason is that temperatures are usually neutral, and milder. Two things to be cautious of in these seasons are precipitation, and that temperatures don’t swing dramatically in either direction. Sometimes, especially in the early spring, days can warm well into the seventies and then dip into the twenties at night. The cautious rule-of-thumb is when temperatures are predicted to swing more than twenty-degrees in a twenty-four-hour period, it’s probably better to wait.
When you read up on concrete, you’ll find cautions for humidity extremes, but rarely does the humidity swing too drastically in our state of Montana. You should take the humidity into account, however, and you should plan to check on the humidity percentage on the days you plan to do the work. It’s also true that different types of concrete will have different environmental requirements, and if you have any questions about the optimal conditions to tackle a concrete job, you should call the shotcrete/concrete experts at Shotcrete Montana.
All concrete jobs can be planned and performed throughout all the seasons, but the fall season is the best for the weekend-warrior DIY’er. Because the Fall season is both predictable in temperature and precipitation. September and October and usually very dry here in Montana.
If you have any questions in regard to shotcrete/concrete, and the products that will work most efficiently for your next job, or any questions about how to achieve the perfect concrete finish, or how to best cure your concrete job during the season in which you plan to work, then call the experts at Shotcrete Montana today.