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 accuracy, durability, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the ability and quality of our customer service team. We offer our high tech rooms and chambers and A to Z service plans to businesses in Pittsburgh, PA and throughout North America. If you need dependable temperature and humidity controls and readings for the testing and storing of concrete, asphalt, or other specimens in Pittsburgh, PA, 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 keep you in compliance with ACI, ASTM, AASHTO, and CCRL standards.

Darwin Chambers' versatile 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 stationary models and custom concrete curing rooms for larger samples or longer-term testing. You can view the details of each Pittsburgh, PA model by clicking their product pages here:

MC70QT (Portable)

MC030 (Single Door)

MC060 (Double Door)

Advantages to Concrete Curing Testing in Pittsburgh, PA

According to a a definition offered by ACI Committee 308, curing refers to "the process by which hydraulic-cement concrete matures and develops hardened properties over time." How the concrete cures and the accuracy of the tests will go a long way in the success of your project. By using a Darwin Chambers concrete curing box in Pittsburgh, PA, you can test to check that your concrete:

  • Won't degrade and have cracks, technically referred to as crazing
  • Has the correct strength
  • Has the required water tightness
  • Is resistant 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 readings, you You need to know the exact conditions under which the specimens were kept. For that reason, every Darwin Chambers portable concrete curing box has a control resolution of 1°F. Other features include:

  • On job site protected storage of concrete test specimens and reliable 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 temperature controller
  • Reading resolution: 0.5°F
  • Control setpoint: 73°F
  • Data storage
  • Xtreme technology uses an insulated lid and extra insulation on the siding
  • 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

How to Take Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in Pittsburgh, PA

ASTM and ACI have stringent regulations for how concrete samples are taken and stored in a concrete curing box. To ensure you are observe regulations, you must follow a certain procedure:

  • The procedure must be conducted by an ACI-Certified Grade 1 Concrete Field Technician.
  • The concrete cylinder must be characteristic of the concrete poured on-site, made up of two different samples from the middle of the concrete load.
  • The technician must take a precise reading of the temperature of the ambient air and the sample.
  • You must run a slump test and an air test.
  • The specimens must be stored in a concrete curing box where they will not be disturbed and never go below 60°F or above 80°F.

Once you have a concrete sample, you must keep it well-preserved in a concrete curing box until you can conduct in-field tests and send samples to a lab in Pittsburgh, PA 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: In a lab, the concrete will be placed in a device that places increasing amounts of pressure on each end of the sample until it cracks or breaks.

Why Choose a Darwin Chambers Concrete Curing Box in Pittsburgh, PA

In addition to industry-leading technologies and reliable environmental rooms and reach-in chambers, Darwin Chambers also offers a variety of services to our concrete curing box clients in Pittsburgh, PA, 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 are in compliance with all regulatory oversight.
  • A three-part validation and qualification process so you know your concrete curing box is meeting the specifications you need it to.
  • Exhaustive service plans to take care of any repairs, or assist you in any other way we can.

As our staff work throughout North America, they are all knowledgeable in a long list of procedures. Additionally, all of our Pittsburgh, PA customer support staff are adequately certified and are capable of offering personalized troubleshooting in a swift, 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 Pittsburgh, PA in the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing units. We build reach-in-chambers and walk-in rooms for a variety of different Pittsburgh, PA fields and offer a wide range of optional and customizable features. To have peace of mind and know that your samples in Pittsburgh, PA are secure, contact Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote through our website.

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