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 pride ourselves on the precision, durability, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the proficiency and excellence of our technicians and support staff. We offer our state-of-the-art units and comprehensive service plans to companies in Chicago, IL and all over the world. If you need precise temperature and humidity controls and readings for the testing and curing of concrete, ceramics, or other specimens in Chicago, IL, inquire about a concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers. Get in touch with us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.

Every concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers keep you in compliance with ACI, ASTM, AASHTO, and CCRL standards.

Darwin Chambers' flexible concrete curing box line includes a portable concrete curing box designed to keep your samples at consistent temperature and humidity both on-site and during transport to a lab capable of holding 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 a more robust storing and curing area is necessary. You can view the specifics of each model by taking a look at the links below:

MC70QT (Portable)

MC030 (Single Door)

MC060 (Double Door)

Benefits of Concrete Curing Testing in Chicago, IL

According to a report from ACI Committee 308, curing is "the process by which hydraulic-cement concrete matures and develops hardened properties over time." You need to know that your concrete is curing properly for the best results in your project. By storing your samples in a Darwin Chambers concrete curing box in Chicago, IL, you can test to demonstrate that your concrete:

  • Won't degrade and have cracks, technically referred to as crazing
  • Has the needed strength
  • Has the correct water tightness
  • Is resistant to erosion
  • Has better volume stability
  • Is not susceptible to freezing and thawing

While the experts who prepare the concrete test cylinders and the Chicago, IL lab the test is sent to will be accountable for a large part of the accuracy of the testing, their readings will be for naught if the reliability of the sample is endangered because the concrete was kept at a temperature and humidity that did not adhere to regulations. You need to know the exact temperature and humidity under which the samples were kept. That's why every Darwin Chambers portable concrete curing box has a control resolution of 1°F. Other features include:

  • In-field protected storage of concrete test specimens and dependable heating
  • Comes with comfort grip no-crush handles for easy transport
  • No need to open to see temperature reading or set point of thermostat
  • The plate is thermally protected from overheating
  • Digital controls
  • Measuring resolution: 0.5°F
  • Control setpoint: 73°F
  • Ability to preserve data
  • Xtreme technology uses an insulated lid and extra insulation on the interior
  • 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
  • Manufactured in the USA

How to Take Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in Chicago, IL

ASTM and ACI have stringent instructions for how concrete samples are taken and stored in a concrete curing box. To make sure you are complying with guidelines, you must take the following steps:

  • The procedure must be carried out by an ACI-Certified Grade 1 Concrete Field Technician.
  • The concrete cylinder must be characteristic of the concrete poured on-site, made up of the same concrete as it was poured.
  • The technician must make not of the temperature of the ambient air and the concrete.
  • You must run a slump test and an air test.
  • The cylinders must be placed in a concrete curing box where they will not be disturbed and are kept within 60°F and 80°F at all times.

In addition to the slump and air tests, you must carry out in-field tests and send samples to a lab in Chicago, IL to test the concrete's compressive strength:

  • In-Field 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 concrete can hold up against.

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

Beyond industry-leading technologies and precise 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 to ensure your samples are maintained and there is no disruption in your operations.
  • Calibration so you can can be sure that you act in accordance 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.
  • Comprehensive service plans to repair your concrete curing box or address any of the above.

As our staff work throughout North America, they are all capable in a long list of procedures. Better yet, all of our technicians are adequately certified and are capable of explaining technical details in a speedy, affable, and coureous manner.

Click on the links below to see other products and services we offer in Chicago, IL:

Chicago, IL Concrete Curing Box | Darwin Chambers

For over 25 years, Darwin Chambers has been innovative and effective solutions for companies in Chicago, IL. We offer our services a variety of different Chicago, IL industries and offer environmental units for a wide variety of purposes and specifications. To have peace of mind and know that your samples in Chicago, IL are secure, get in touch with Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote through our website.

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