Concrete Curing Box Houston, TX Concrete Curing Box in Houston, TX. Darwin Chambers has been designing and manufacturing industry-leading concrete curing boxes for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on the precision, durability, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the proficiency and quality of our experts and support staff. We offer our cutting-edge units and comprehensive service plans to companies in Houston, TX and throughout North America. If you need reliable temperature and humidity controls and readings for the testing and curing of concrete, ceramics, or other materials in Houston, TX, trust in 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 abides by ACI, ASTM, AASHTO, and CCRL standards. Darwin Chambers' all-around concrete curing box line contains 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 designed for use in a lab and custom-built concrete curing rooms for larger samples or longer-term testing. You can view the features of each model by checking out their product pages below: MC70QT (Portable) MC030 (Single Door) MC060 (Double Door) Benefits of Concrete Curing Testing in Houston, TX According to a report from ACI Committee 308, curing is "the process by which hydraulic-cement concrete matures and develops hardened properties over time." The success of your project will partially be dependent on how the concrete cures and your ability to accurately test it. By using a Darwin Chambers concrete curing box in Houston, TX, you can test to check that your concrete: Won't fall victim to fissures, technically called crazing Has the necessary strength Has the needed water tightness Is not susceptible to wearing down Is not susceptible to shrinkage, which causes cracks Is not susceptible to freezing and thawing In order to properly verify the above and have accurate tests, you You need to know the precisely the temperature and humidity the samples were stored at. For that reason, every Darwin Chambers portable concrete curing box has a control resolution of 1°F. Other aspects are: In-field 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 The plate is thermally protected from overheating Digital controls Reading resolution: 0.5°F Control setpoint: 73°F Ability to preserve data 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 Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing Made in the USA How to Take Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in Houston, TX ASTM and ACI have strict instructions for how concrete samples are taken and stored in a concrete curing box. To ensure you are obeying regulations, you must follow a certain procedure: The procedure must be performed by an ACI-Certified Grade 1 Concrete Field Technician. The concrete cylinder must be characteristic of the concrete put in the slab, made up of at least two samples. The technician must note a precise reading of the temperature of the ambient air and the sample. You must run a slump test and an air test. The cylinders must be kept in a concrete curing box where they will not be disturbed and never go below 60°F or above 80°F. After the slump and air tests, you must perform both in-field and laboratory tests in Houston, TX to take a reading of the concrete's compressive strength: In-Field Test: A small device, known as a Schmidt hammer, fires a spring-loaded mass with a defined energy against the surface and reads how elastic or strong the concrete is. 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 withstand. The Darwin Chambers Concrete Curing Box Advantage in Houston, TX Beyond state-of-the-art 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 Houston, TX, 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 and your concrete curing box comply with any standards and regulatory bodies. Three-step validation and qualification 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 experts are experienced servicing units in a wide variety of industries and different locations, they are all accomplished in a long list of set-ups. Additionally, all of our staff are properly certified and are capable of offering personalized troubleshooting in a speedy, friendly, and professional manner. Take a look at the links below to see other products and services we offer in Houston, TX: CBD Stability ChamberMicrobiology IncubatorsShelf Life Test ChamberArchival ChambersHumidity Chamber Houston, TX Concrete Curing Box | Darwin Chambers For over two and a half decades, Darwin Chambers has been an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing boxes, chambers, and rooms. We serve numerous different Houston, TX industries and offer environmental units for a wide variety of purposes and specifications. To have peace of mind and know that your samples in Houston, TX are secure, call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote through our website.