Spring – Proper concrete installment or renovation can be completed successfully. With the threat of freezing temperatures gone, the only consideration during spring which may affect concrete badly is rain. During spring, the best way to set concrete quickly and uniformly is to use chemical set accelerators as well as special curing practices such as plastic sheeting, surface evaporative control agents etc.
Summer – The hot and humid summer requires a special use of admixtures to extend the set time. Therefore, hydration stabilizers and water reducers are a common choice when installing concrete and making sure of its proper durability. In these hot and humid days, the best way to finish an exterior concrete project is to do a quick placement with plastic sheeting to prevent the concrete from any sudden rainfall and sprayers to apply the evaporative control chemicals.
Fall – Fall may be the most stable weather condition for pouring exterior concrete. With a low humidity and warm days with cool nights, the placement and curing practices on concrete should also include the use of curing compounds and cure-and-seal chemicals with special blankets.
Winter – We already talked about the special treatment of concrete in winter above, with all the equipment needed and the recommended way to pour and cure concrete accordingly.