Richmond, VA

Concrete Curing Box Richmond, VA

Concrete Curing Box in Richmond, VA. Darwin Chambers has been a leader in the concrete curing box industry for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on the quality, durability, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the proficiency and quality of our engineers and support staff. We offer our world-class units and comprehensive service plans to a wide variety of industries in Richmond, VA 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 Richmond, VA, inquire about a concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers. Call us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.

Every concrete curing box from Darwin Chambers complies 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 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 details of each Richmond, VA model by taking a look at the buttons here:

MC70QT (Portable)

MC030 (Single Door)

MC060 (Double Door)

Advantages to Concrete Curing Testing in Richmond, VA

According to a report from 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 is vital to the success of your project. By keeping your samples in a Darwin Chambers concrete curing box in Richmond, VA, you can test to make sure that your concrete:

  • Won't have cracks, also called crazing
  • Has the required durability
  • Has the appropriate water tightness
  • Is not susceptible to wearing down
  • Is impervious 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 conditions the specimens were stored at. That's why we design and manufacture every concrete curing box to have a control resolution of 1°F. Other specifications include:

  • In-field protected storage of concrete test specimens and dependable heating
  • Comes with comfort grip no-crush handles for easy carrying
  • Exterior controls and readings so you do not have to open the box
  • No overheating
  • Digital controls
  • Reading resolution: 0.5°F
  • Control setpoint: 73°F
  • Data retention: Yes
  • 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
  • Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing
  • Produced in the United States

Correct Procedures for Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in Richmond, VA

ASTM and ACI have stringent instructions for how concrete samples are taken and stored in a concrete curing box. To make sure you are observe 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 a "representative sample," made up of at least two samples.
  • The technician must record the temperature of the ambient air and the sample.
  • The technician must run a slump test and an air test.
  • The samples must be stored in a concrete curing box where they are kept at a fixed temperature range between 60°F and 80°F.

Once you have a concrete sample, you must maintain it in a concrete curing box until you can conduct in-field tests and send samples to a lab in Richmond, VA 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 sample can withstand.

Why Get a Darwin Chambers Concrete Curing Box in Richmond, VA

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

  • Preventive maintenance to ensure your samples are maintained and there is no disruption in your operations.
  • Calibration so you can know you act in accordance 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.
  • Comprehensive service plans to repair your concrete curing box or address any of the above.

As our technicians work throughout North America, they are all capable in a long list of set-ups. Better yet, all of our Richmond, VA staff are sufficiently certified and are capable of recommending custom solutions in a speedy, affable, and professional manner.

Check out the links below to see other products and services we offer in Richmond, VA:

Richmond, VA Concrete Curing Box | Darwin Chambers

For over two and a half decades, Darwin Chambers has been an industry leader in Richmond, VA in the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing units. We serve a variety of different Richmond, VA fields and offer environmental units for a wide variety of purposes and specifications. For the most efficient and most accurate concrete curing box in Richmond, VA, get in touch with Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote online.

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