Will Park City and Heber’s Altitude Affect My Concrete?
Simply put, yes, it can.
Even when it appears dry and is solid enough to walk on, concrete continues to cure for quite some time after it’s been poured. Because of the low humidity in Park City, Heber and Utah’s high-mountain regions, concrete can struggle to cure evenly. This is compounded by the intense sunshine and frequent strong, drying winds.
If you have a newly poured concrete driveway or patio, you need to make sure it has been properly cured and sealed to prevent uneven curing and premature cracking. The use of industry curing compounds or cure-and-seal chemicals is highly recommended to minimize shrinkage cracking. These need to be applied as soon as possible after finishing a new concrete pour to help with moisture retention and even curing.
Stone Surface Specialists are the high altitude concrete specialists. Our highly-trained (literally and, well, literally) experts will be able to tell you at a glance what your concrete needs to stand up to the rigors of life at altitude. Give us a call today at 801 856 0164 to make sure your concrete is Wasatch Front-proof!