How Do You Pour Concrete On Frozen Ground?

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Frozen ground can wreak havoc on your concrete-pouring schedule. It can prevent you from getting the job done and, if you run a contracting firm, cost you a lot of money. In order to pour the concrete on schedule, you need to warm up the ground up first. Step 1 Prepare the frozen ground for pouring as if it was not frozen. This means forming it out with 2x4 lumber, staking the boards around the perimeter of the area in which you need to pour. Step 2 Lay your heated blanket over the ground until the dirt has completely thawed. There are many different heating blankets that you can plug into a wall outlet to maintain a more proper temperature. The Powerblanket is a great product that was actually made for dealing with frozen ground (see Resources). Step 3 Mix the concrete according to the instructions on the bag. Remove the electric blanket and pour the concrete into your forms. Then, smooth out the concrete with a trowel. Dip the trowel into water and smooth out the top of the ... more
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