It’s that time of year again, when cold weather is upon us. Raineri Ready Mix wants to stress the importance of using concrete set time accelerators in those conditions. Please remember, accelerators are not antifreezes, and proper set time is vital to your project. The following procedures are recommended in cold weather after concrete has finished and sealed.

  • It should be covered with plastic, and approximately 1 foot of straw should be layered over the plastic.
  • The straw should then be covered by plastic to make an insulation blanket.
  • The edges of the plastic should be weighted down by concrete brick or bags of sand to prevent it from blowing away in windy conditions.

Caution: Avoid prolonged contact with freshly mixed concrete on your skin. I may cause irritation. Keep your skin protected and wash your skin if contact occurs. If irritations develop, please contact your doctor. Remember, wash freshly mixed concrete off your skin and wear protective clothing when you place concrete. We cannot be responsible for any skin irritations you may encounter.

Raineri carries a complete line of safety and protective equipment including boots, gloves, rain suits, dust masks and more.