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Concrete Testing Inside Shipping Containers | At Your Site!

Posted by Darwin Chambers on April 30, 2024

Concrete Testing Inside Shipping Containers | At Your Site

Labs, construction companies, testing facilities, and others might not think of a shipping container as an on-site concrete curing solution. Darwin Chambers has the all-in-one mobile environmental room for concrete curing and testing.

Our shipping containers can be adapted into concrete curing containers that allow you to test concrete in accordance with ASTM standards and CCR Contact our experts today to learn more about our mobile concrete curing rooms.

On-The-Go Concrete Curing Rooms

Mobile and efficient, concrete curing doesn't need to be a hassle with our controlled shipping containers. Here are a few use-cases for concrete curing rooms:

  • Construction Companies: We provide controlled environments (temperature, on-site curing, moisture testing, etc.) that allow construction companies an opportunity to test strength and durability. You can reduce the risks of cracking and improve long-term stability before investing the time and resources into a weak pour.
  • Precast Manufacturing: Precast concrete manufacturers utilize curing containers to cure precast concrete elements such as beams, columns, slabs, and panels, in an environmental room. This ensures consistent quality and strength of precast components before they are installed on construction sites.
  • Testing Labs: Laboratories that perform concrete testing and research require curing containers to conduct experiments, test specimens, and evaluate the performance of different concrete mixes under controlled curing conditions. These shipping containers help with assessing concrete properties, such as compressive strength, durability, and shrinkage.
  • Infrastructure: Infrastructure projects like highways, railways, airports, and dams, often require large quantities of concrete for construction. Concrete curing containers play a vital role in ensuring the integrity and longevity of concrete structures in these projects by providing optimal curing conditions.

Any organization involved in construction, manufacturing, testing, or maintenance regarding concrete structures can benefit from mobile concrete testing containers.

What Types of Concrete Can Darwin’s Shipping Containers Cure/Test?

There are a number of types of concrete that can be tested with our controlled environmental on-site concrete curing rooms. These include:

  1. Normal Strength Concrete: This is the most commonly used type of concrete and typically has a compressive strength ranging from 2,500 to 6,000 pounds per square inch (psi). It is suitable for general construction purposes such as foundations, slabs, and sidewalks.
  2. High-Strength Concrete: High-strength concrete is engineered to have compressive strengths exceeding 6,000 psi. It is often used in high-rise buildings, bridges, and other structures where greater strength and durability are required.
  3. Lightweight Concrete: Lightweight concrete is formulated with lightweight aggregates such as expanded shale, clay, or slate to reduce its density and weight. It is commonly used in precast concrete products, insulation panels, and applications where weight reduction is important.
  4. Heavyweight Concrete: Heavyweight concrete contains heavy aggregates such as iron or steel shot, magnetite, or barite to increase its density and weight. It is used in applications requiring high density, such as radiation shielding, counterweights, and ballasts.
  5. Shotcrete: Shotcrete, also known as sprayed concrete, is a type of concrete that is pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface. It is commonly used in slope stabilization, tunnel lining, and structural repair applications due to its rapid placement and excellent bonding properties.
  6. Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC): SCC is a highly flowable and non-segregating type of concrete that fills complex forms and achieves consolidation without the need of mechanical vibration. It is often used in applications where high flowability and improved finish quality are desired.
  7. Pervious Concrete: Pervious concrete, also known as permeable or porous concrete, is designed to allow water to pass through freely, and helps with stormwater management and groundwater recharge. It is commonly used in parking lots, sidewalks, and other applications that may be affected by erosion, storm water, and natural causes.
  8. Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (FRC): FRC contains fibers such as steel, glass, or synthetic fibers to enhance its tensile strength, toughness, and crack resistance. It is used in applications requiring improved durability and resistance to cracking, such as industrial floors, pavements, and bridge decks.

These are just a few examples of the many types of concrete available, each tailored to meet specific project requirements and performance criteria.

Concrete Curing & Shipping Containers

Request a quote for your own concrete curing room inside a shipping container today and speak to our team at (314) 534-3111 or email to discuss your unique needs and how we can help.