Chicago, IL

Concrete Curing Box Chicago, IL

Concrete Curing Box in Chicago, IL. Darwin Chambers has been a leader in the concrete curing box industry for over 25 years. We take pride in the accuracy, durability, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the proficiency and excellence of our experts and support staff. We offer our high tech units and impeccable maintenance, calibration, and validation plans to businesses in Chicago, IL and throughout North America. If you need accurate temperature and humidity controls and readings for the testing and storing of concrete, ceramics, or other materials in Chicago, IL, look no further than a concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers. Discuss your needs with us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.

Every concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers follows ACI, ASTM, AASHTO, and CCRL standards.

Darwin Chambers' flexible concrete curing box line contains a portable concrete curing box for work in the field and transportation that can fit five 6″x 12″ concrete test cylinder molds and ten 4″x 8″ concrete test cylinder molds. We also have models built for use in a lab and custom-built concrete curing rooms for larger samples or longer-term testing. You can view the specifics of each Chicago, IL model by taking a look at the buttons below:

MC70QT (Portable)

MC030 (Single Door)

MC060 (Double Door)

Benefits of Concrete Curing Testing in Chicago, IL

According to a a definition offered by ACI Committee 308, curing is "the process by which hydraulic-cement concrete matures and develops hardened properties over time." How the concrete cures and the accuracy of the tests is vital to the success of your project. By keeping your samples in a Darwin Chambers concrete curing box in Chicago, IL, you can test to check that your concrete:

  • Won't fall victim to crevices, technically called crazing
  • Has the correct strength
  • Has the required water tightness
  • Is impervious to wearing down
  • Is resistant to shrinkage, which causes cracks
  • Is impervious to freezing and thawing

While the workers who prepare the concrete test cylinders and the Chicago, IL lab the test is sent to will be responsible for a substantial percentage of the accuracy of the testing, their reports will be for naught if the reliability of the sample is endangered because the concrete was not stored correctly. You need to know the exact temperature and humidity under which the samples were kept. That's why we design and manufacture every concrete curing box to have a control resolution of 1°F. Other features include:

  • On job site protected storage of concrete test specimens and dependable heating
  • Comes with comfort grip no-crush handles for easy transport
  • Exterior controls and readings so the box can remain closed
  • No overheating
  • Digital temperature controller
  • Reading resolution: 0.5°F
  • Control setpoint: 73°F
  • Data retention: Yes
  • Xtreme technology uses an insulated lid and extra insulation in the walls
  • EZ-Clean top wipes clean and the lead-resistant channel drain makes it easy to empty any excess water without tilting the cooler
  • Eco-friendly manufacturing because of reduced carbon emissions
  • Produced in the USA

Correct Procedures for Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in Chicago, IL

ASTM and ACI have strict regulations for how concrete samples are taken and stored in a concrete curing box. To ensure compliance, you must take the following steps:

  • The procedure must be conducted by an ACI-Certified Grade 1 Concrete Field Technician.
  • The concrete cylinder must be a "representative sample," made up of the same concrete as it was poured.
  • The technician must note an accurate reading of the temperature of the ambient air and the sample.
  • The worker must perform a slump test and an air test.
  • The specimens must be stored in a concrete curing box where they will not be agitated and never go below 60°F or above 80°F.

Once you have a concrete specimen, you must maintain it in a concrete curing box until you can perform both on-site and laboratory tests in Chicago, IL to take a reading of the concrete's compressive strength:

  • On-site Test: A Schmidt hammer fires a spring-loaded mass at the concrete in order to measure the value of the rebound.
  • Laboratory Test: A compressive strength lab test will apply force to each end of the cylinder until it breaks to see how much pressure the sample can withstand.

Why Choose a Darwin Chambers Concrete Curing Box in Chicago, IL

Beyond industry-leading technologies and quality environmental rooms and reach-in chambers, Darwin Chambers goes above and beyond by also offering a variety of services to our concrete curing box clients in Chicago, IL, including:

  • Preventive maintenance so your operations keep running smoothly and you can have peace of mind.
  • Calibration so you can can be sure that you comply with all guidelines and standards mandated in your field.
  • A three-part validation and qualification process so you know your concrete curing box is meeting the specifications you need it to.
  • A to Z service plans to take care of any repairs, or assist you in any other way we can.

As our technicians are experienced maintaining, calibrating, qualifying, and repairing rooms and chambers in a wide variety of industries and different locations, they are all knowledgeable in a long list of industrial environments. Additionally, all of our Chicago, IL technicians are adequately certified and are capable of recommending custom solutions in a prompt, amiable, and coureous manner.

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Chicago, IL Concrete Curing Box | Darwin Chambers

For over 25 years, Darwin Chambers has been an industry leader in Chicago, IL in the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing units. We build reach-in-chambers and walk-in rooms for numerous different Chicago, IL industries and offer a wide range of optional and customizable features. To have peace of mind and know that your samples in Chicago, IL are secure, call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote online.

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