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Ashton Sawing and Drilling Serves Texas and Louisiana

Calculating the Age of Concrete

There are a number of clinically proven, scientific methods to gain an accurate estimate of the age, quality, and strength of concrete. This is very important in the construction industry, as architects, builders, and construction companies are required to meet certain standards and comply with certain codes when using concrete in construction. At Ashton Sawing and Drilling, we are experts in concrete services, and we specialize in concrete sawing and drilling, concrete staining and polishing, and concrete placement. We have the tools and experience to accurately gauge the strength of concrete through every step of the building and construction process, and we also offer concrete core drilling to test core samples of concrete for strength.

Why Is the Age of Concrete Important?

A few factors affect the stability and safety of concrete when it is used in construction: its age, temperature, and mixture. In order to ensure the structural stability and integrity of concrete in construction, it’s necessary to perform testing before, during, and after the concrete is mixed. Early-age strength testing and evaluation guarantees that the concrete mix is safe to use and will result in a compliant, structurally sound form. Measuring the strength of your concrete as it ages allows you to make sure that the concrete is gaining enough strength and its temperature is being maintained so that it is safe to use in building and construction.

What Happens to Concrete as It Ages?

As the concrete mixture ages and hardens, it gains strength. If the mixture is off, or the temperature isn’t maintained within proper levels, the concrete doesn’t age properly. This might mean it isn’t as strong or structurally sound as it needs to be in order to maintain compliance for a safe, structurally sound building. When properly mixed and hardened, a finished concrete structure will not degrade over time. It is only when concrete isn’t aged and cured properly during the mixing process that problems can occur. At Ashton Sawing and Drilling, the members of our team are experts in measuring the strength and integrity of concrete during every stage of the mixing and curing process. We never take shortcuts or risk the integrity or safety of our projects to save time.

What Happens if You Don’t Conduct Concrete Age Testing?

If you don’t conduct concrete age testing, you run the risk of using concrete that has not reached full strength or maturity. Concrete with excess moisture or that was kept at the wrong temperature while curing and maturing can shrink and/or develop cracks and chips that make it very dangerous to use in building and construction. At Ashton Sawing and Drilling, our concrete specialists and engineers have decades of experience using time-tested and proven methods for concrete age testing. We use every safeguard available to ensure the complete safety of our processes, from start to finish.

Contact Ashton Sawing and Drilling to Learn More

If you’re interested in learning more about our concrete services, contact Ashton Sawing and Drilling. Our highly trained and experienced crew put safety and work quality first, and treat our clients like part of the family. We provide commercial concrete services throughout the Gulf States to a number of different industries, including education, government, petrochemical, transportation, medical, industrial, and arenas. During our 20 years in the industry, we have quickly become a leader and trusted partner for these industries, and a one-stop shop for concrete services nationwide. To learn more about our concrete services, call us today or contact us online.