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 two and a half decades. We pride ourselves on the precision, longevity, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the professionalism and quality of our customer service team. We offer our state-of-the-art rooms and chambers and comprehensive maintenance, calibration, and validation plans to businesses in Richmond, VA and throughout North America. If you need precise temperature and humidity controls and readings for the testing and curing of concrete, asphalt, or other specimens in Richmond, VA, look no further than 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 will allow you to comply with ACI, ASTM, AASHTO, and CCRL standards.

Darwin Chambers' flexible concrete curing box line includes a portable concrete curing box designed to maintain the integrity of your samples on-site and while they're being transported 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 specifications of each model by checking out their product pages below:

MC70QT (Portable)

MC030 (Single Door)

MC060 (Double Door)

Advantages to Concrete Curing Testing in Richmond, VA

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

  • Won't fall victim to crevices, also referred to as crazing
  • Has the required strength
  • Has the correct water tightness
  • Is resistant to abrasion
  • Is impervious to shrinkage, which causes cracks
  • Is not susceptible to freezing and thawing

While the technicians who prepare the concrete test cylinders and the Richmond, VA lab the test is sent to will be accountable for a substantial percentage of the accuracy of the testing, their readings will mean nothing if the reliability of the sample is put at risk 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 specimens were kept. For that reason, every Darwin Chambers portable concrete curing box has a control resolution of 1°F. Other aspects 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 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 United States

How to Take Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in Richmond, VA

ASTM and ACI have stringent regulations for how to produce samples and what conditions to store them under. To make sure you are observe guidelines, you must take the following steps:

  • The procedure must be conducted 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 record the temperature of the ambient air and the concrete.
  • You must carry out a slump test and an air test.
  • The specimens must be placed 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 conduct in-field tests and send samples to a lab in Richmond, VA to measure 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: In a lab, the concrete will be placed in a device that places increasing amounts of pressure on each end of the concrete until it cracks or breaks.

Why Choose 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 can be sure that you and your concrete curing box act in accordance with all regulatory oversight.
  • 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 see if there is anything else our technicians can do for you.

As our experts work throughout North America, they are all well-versed in a long list of set-ups. Better yet, all of our customer support staff are properly certified and are capable of explaining technical details in a speedy, cordial, and coureous 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 the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing boxes, chambers, and rooms. We build reach-in-chambers and walk-in rooms for numerous different Richmond, VA fields and offer a wide range of optional and customizable features. For the most efficient and most accurate concrete curing box in Richmond, VA, reach out to Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote through our website.

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