It might be preferred to begin concrete renovation projects during the winter months, but this is not always possible. If you need to pour concrete for a sidewalk during winter months, you can still do so even if the temperatures outdoors are unusually low. However, the process of pouring concrete in cold temperatures is slightly different than when the weather is warm outside. Before you begin pouring concrete when it is cold, you need to know the tips that are designed to make the process much simpler. Frozen it is important that you prep the area where you want to pour the concrete. This means that you need to remove all snow and ice from the site. It is also important that you never pour concrete on ground that is frozen. You will have to wait to begin the project when the ground is slightly thawed. Time The time of day when you begin pouring concrete is also critical. It can be a good idea to attempt to time the pouring of concrete early in the day. This will give you access to the sun during daytime hours and will ensure that the outdoor temperatures are as high as possible. When working to pour concrete in the winter, you should only work when the sun is out. Type The type of concrete that you should pour also needs to be different when you are completing this project in the winter. You need to make sure that you are using a fiber reinforced concrete that is designed to be crack resistant. This type of concrete will be most resistant to freezing, which makes working with it much more manageable. Working with a concrete type that sets quickly is always key when you are pouring concrete in the winter months when temperatures are low. Just make sure that the type of concrete you are using to pour is stored in a warm area before you begin pouring. Water It is also important to note that you should use the least amount of water possible when you are mixing concrete that is going to be poured during cold temperatures. You want the mix to be workable, but you do not want to add too much water. Start with less water and keep adding a small amount until you have a workable mixture. Make sure that the water you are adding is warm. Protection After the concrete is poured, you will need to protect it for a few days with a covering. This covering is designed to provide insulation and can be made from any type of material that offers protection. Share