If you are having a garage floor and foundation put in in the colder months, or If you had one put in when it was warm but are now worried about the effect the chilly weather will have on it, there is no need to worry. Cement, or concrete, can be poured in the winter and it will cure. It will take a little longer than having it poured while the temperature is higher, because the concrete needs to crystalize which is faster in higher temperatures. If you had one put in and are worried about possible negative effects due to weather, again I wouldn’t worry, as long as the cement contractor take all of the necessary steps and precautions.
It is important to always make sure your cement contractor is taking the correct steps when pouring cement in colder months. If the weather changes sharply from cold to hot, or vice versa, it can present a potential problem. This is not a normal occurrence, so it isn’t anything to worry about. The older the concrete the more susceptible it is to cracks and splits however. Since the weather changes gradually and not sharply any cement garage floor and foundation poured at any time of year should be fine if the right precautions are taken. Concrete is made to last and unless the temperatures drop below freezing and stays there the concrete garage floor and foundation will be fine.
Are you interested in a learning about how the cold can affect your garage floor and foundation? 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 floor and foundation 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.