If you are having a cement porch put in or repaired in the colder months, or If you had one put in when it was warm but are now worried about the effect that colder weather can have on it, there is no need to worry, it will be perfectly fine and safe to use. Concrete, or cement, can be poured in the winter / cold months and it will cure just like it normally would in a warmer climate. It will take slightly longer than when the temperature is higher, this is because the concrete needs to crystalize. The crystallization happens faster in higher temperatures and slower in colder temperatures. As long as the cement contractor takes / took all of the necessary steps and precautions it should all turn out fine.
Concrete is made to last and unless the temperatures drop below freezing and stay there the concrete will be fine. It is important to always make sure your cement contractor is taking the correct steps when pouring cement in colder months. Not taking the correct steps and precautions can cause the cement to crack, this is not a normal occurrence, so it isn’t anything to worry about if you trust your concrete professional. Since the weather changes gradually any cement porch, walkway, floor or anything that is poured at any time of year should be fine if the right safety measures are taken.
Are you interested in a learning about how the cold can affect your cement porch? If you are thinking about it you should schedule an appointment to talk about our many products, costs and options. Here at D & G Cement Co. we’ve been providing outstanding cement services for over 50 years to the metro Detroit area. We offer cement porch services as well as many others. To learn more about floors, driveways, porches and the rest of our cement products and services give us a call at (313) 277-2676.