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Concrete Curing Box Washington, DC

Concrete Curing Box in Washington, DC. Darwin Chambers has been designing and manufacturing industry-leading concrete curing boxes for over two decades. We pride ourselves on the precision, longevity, and innovation of our environmental chambers, as well as the proficiency 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 Washington, DC and around the globe. If you need precise temperature and humidity controls and readings for the testing and curing of concrete, ceramics, or other materials in Washington, DC, inquire about 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 adheres to ACI, ASTM, AASHTO, and CCRL standards.

Darwin Chambers' all-around 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 built for use in a lab and customized concrete curing rooms for larger samples or longer-term testing. You can view the specifications of each Washington, DC model by clicking the links here:

MC70QT (Portable)

MC030 (Single Door)

MC060 (Double Door)

Advantages to Concrete Curing Testing in Washington, DC

Based on 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." 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 Washington, DC, you can test to make sure that your concrete:

  • Won't have crevices, also referred to as crazing
  • Has the appropriate durability
  • Has the necessary water tightness
  • Is impervious to abrasion
  • Is not susceptible to shrinkage, which causes cracks
  • Is impervious to freezing and thawing

While the people who prepare the concrete test cylinders and the Washington, DC lab the test is sent to will be accountable for a large percentage of the accuracy of the testing, their reports will be for naught if the reliability of the sample is put at risk because of a poor concrete curing box. 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 aspects are:

  • On job site protected storage of concrete test specimens and reliable heating
  • Comes with comfort grip no-crush handles for easy transport
  • Exterior controls and readings so you do not have to open the box
  • No overheating
  • Digital temperature controller
  • 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
  • Made in the USA

How to Take Concrete Curing Samples in the Field in Washington, DC

ASTM and ACI have stringent instructions for how concrete samples are taken and stored in a concrete curing box. To ensure compliance, 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 at least two samples.
  • The technician must make not of the temperature of the ambient air and the specimen.
  • The technician must conduct a slump test and an air test.
  • The specimens must be stored in a concrete curing box where they will not be agitated and are kept within 60°F and 80°F at all times.

Once you have a concrete specimen, you must maintain it in a concrete curing box until you can carry out both in-field and laboratory tests in Washington, DC 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: In a lab, the concrete will be placed in a machine that places increasing amounts of pressure on each end of the concrete until it cracks or breaks.

The Darwin Chambers Concrete Curing Box Advantage in Washington, DC

Our job isn't over once we've shipped and installed your environmental room or reach-in chamber to your Washington, DC 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 all guidelines and standards mandated in your field.
  • A three-part validation and qualification process so you have documented proof that your concrete curing box meets guidelines and standards.
  • A to Z service plans to fix your concrete curing box or address any of the above.

As our technicians are experienced maintaining, calibrating, qualifying, and repairing units in a wide variety of industries and different locations, they are all knowledgeable in a variety of industrial environments. Better yet, all of our Washington, DC technicians are adequately credentialed and are capable of explaining technical details in a swift, amiable, and coureous manner.

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Washington, DC Concrete Curing Box | Darwin Chambers

For over 25 years, Darwin Chambers has been an industry leader in Washington, DC in the design, manufacture, and installation of concrete curing units. We serve a variety of different Washington, DC fields and offer environmental units for a wide variety of purposes and specifications. To have peace of mind and know that your samples in Washington, DC are secure, contact Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or request a free quote online.

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