We are open all year long, even when it’s cold out! There are, however, a few important things to consider if you are
pouring concrete in cold weather conditions.
The Alberta Building Code, Part 188.8.131.52 Cold Weather Requirements states that when the air temperature is below 5°C, concrete shall be:
A) kept at a temperature of not less than 10°C or no more than 25°C while being
mixed and placed and
B) maintained at a temperature of not less than 10°C for 72 hours after placing.
So, as the weather gets colder, Steve’s U-Cart, as we do every year, will start using heated aggregates, hot water and an accelerator instead of a retardant to ensure that our concrete meets code requirements.
*Industry standard for adding accelerator to a concrete mix is October 15th to April 30th. For anyone who is pouring inside a heated area, we can still accommodate you with regular mixes.
We have also made a change in regards to our concrete disposal fees. Actually, we’ve eliminated our disposal fees altogether! It is our goal to provide you with accurate quantities of concrete so you won’t have an excessive amount left over when you are done. So, if for any reason you do have concrete leftover, you can now unload it at our
yard free of charge.
*We can unload it for you, but there will be a charge for the extra labour involved.