Will Park City’s Altitude Affect My Concrete?
Great question! The short answer is 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 premature cracking and uneven curing. 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.
Call your Park City concrete professionals at Stone Surface Specialists today at 801 856 0164 to make sure your concrete is Utah-proof!