By Nate Menuez, PE

What exactly is Cold Weather Concreting? The subject rears its head this time of year on every project with concrete foundations, slab-on-grades, and elevated slabs.

As we all know, it is best to have these discussions with the contractor and sub-contractors before concrete placement occurs. The contractor and sub-contractor should have a plan in place before the actual placement. However, there is often a disconnect between general contractors, sub, and even suppliers. We often hear questions like “Who will provide the blankets?” “Who’s responsible for the external heat?” just to name a few.