How Do You Pour Concrete On Frozen Ground?
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 2×4 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 concrete