Protect Your Concrete from Summer Heat

Aug 26, 2021

Brand New Poured Concrete DrivewaySummers in Georgia are HOT. Not only does the temperature creep up close to 100 degrees, but the high humidity levels can make being outdoors during the summer almost unbearable. Not only do you need to protect your skin from the sun's damaging UV rays, but you need to protect your concrete from the summer heat.

Whether you are protecting existing concrete surfaces or having a new driveway or patio poured, the summer sun and heat can affect your concrete surfaces. MD Residential, LLC, can help homeowners stay on the right track as they care for their existing concrete surfaces and oversee concrete installations.

How Hot Temperatures Affect Concrete

The mixing and pouring process of concrete is more complicated than most people understand. The entire concrete process involves intricate chemical reactions that take place as the concrete material is mixed, set into place, and then allowed to cure (aka harden). The hotter the outdoor temperature is, the faster the chemical reaction takes place. If the curing process happens too quickly, the concrete will set and harden, but it will not be sufficiently strong.

Think of it like this: you can cook a roast in the oven at 500 degrees, and the meat will cook all the way through very fast. However, you will be left with tough meat that is difficult to cut, chew, and enjoy. On the other hand, you can cook a roast on low heat all day long, allowing the juices and flavors of the meat to develop, resulting in a moist and delicious meal. The differences are astounding.

At MD Residential LLC, we understand how humidity, temperature, wind, and other weather factors can affect a successful concrete pour. We know how to prepare ahead of time and take the proper steps to compensate for hot Georgia summer weather conditions. If you are considering having fresh concrete laid on your property this summer, contact MD Residential LLC. We will ensure smooth, proper concrete pouring and curing to create a beautiful final result. MD Residential LLC has the solutions that will make your home stand out with beauty and style.

Posted on behalf of MD Residential LLC