Pittsburgh, PA

Concrete Curing Box Pittsburgh, PA

Concrete Curing Box in Pittsburgh, PA. Darwin Chambers has been a leader in the concrete curing box industry for over two and a half decades. We take pride in the precision, durability, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the proficiency and quality of our technicians and support staff. We offer our state-of-the-art rooms and chambers and comprehensive maintenance, calibration, and qualification plans to businesses in Pittsburgh, PA 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 Pittsburgh, PA, trust in a concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers. Reach out to 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' versatile concrete curing box line includes a portable concrete curing box for work in the field and transportation 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 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)

Why You Need Concrete Curing Testing in Pittsburgh, PA

Based on a guidelines set out by ACI Committee 308, curing refers to "the process by which hydraulic-cement concrete matures and develops hardened properties over time." You need to be sure that your concrete is curing properly for the best outcome in your project. By keeping your samples in a Darwin Chambers concrete curing box in Pittsburgh, PA, you can test to verify that your concrete:

  • Won't have crevices, also called crazing
  • Has the necessary strength
  • Has the necessary water tightness
  • Is impervious to erosion
  • Has better volume stability
  • Is impervious to freezing and thawing

While the workers who prepare the concrete test cylinders and the Pittsburgh, PA lab the test is sent to will be accountable for a substantial portion of the accuracy of the testing, their work will not be accurate if the reliability of the sample is put at risk because of a poor concrete curing box. You need to know the precisely the temperature and humidity the samples were stored at. That's why every Darwin Chambers portable concrete curing box has a control resolution of 1°F. Other features are:

  • On job site protected storage of concrete test specimens and reliable heating
  • Comes with comfort grip no-crush handles for easy carrying
  • Exterior controls and readings so you do not have to open the box
  • The plate is thermally protected from overheating
  • Digital controls
  • Measuring resolution: 0.5°F
  • Control setpoint: 73°F
  • Data retention: Yes
  • 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
  • Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing
  • Made in the United States

Correct Procedures for Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in Pittsburgh, PA

ASTM and ACI have stringent regulations for how to make samples and what humidity and temperature to store them at. To ensure you are complying with guidelines, you must follow a certain procedure:

  • The concrete must be made, cured, and tested 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 a precise reading of the temperature of the ambient air and the concrete.
  • You 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 cannot exceed 80°F or go below 60°F.

Once you have a concrete cylinder, you must maintain it in a concrete curing box until you can carry out in-field tests and send samples to a lab in Pittsburgh, PA to take a reading of the concrete's compressive strength:

  • On-site Test: A small device, known as a Schmidt hammer, measures the rebound of a spring-loaded mass that is shot against the surface of the concrete.
  • 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.

The Darwin Chambers Concrete Curing Box Advantage in Pittsburgh, PA

Our job isn't over once we've shipped and installed your environmental room or reach-in chamber to your Pittsburgh, PA location. We provide consistent support through:

  • 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.
  • 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 fix your concrete curing box or address any of the above.

As our staff are experienced servicing rooms and chambers in a wide variety of industries and different locations, they are all accomplished in a long list of set-ups. Additionally, all of our customer service staff are appropriately certified and are capable of explaining technical details in a speedy, amiable, and professional manner.

Take a look at the links below to see other products and services we offer in Pittsburgh, PA:

Pittsburgh, PA Concrete Curing Box | Darwin Chambers

For over 25 years, Darwin Chambers has been an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing units. We serve a variety of different Pittsburgh, PA industries and offer environmental units for a wide variety of purposes and specifications. For the most efficient and most accurate concrete curing box in Pittsburgh, PA, get in touch with Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote through our website.

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