By concrete maturity, you refer to a method of estimating the compressive strength. In other words, it indicates how far the curing process of the concrete has gone. The maturity is an index value and shows the relation between the temperature of the concrete, the time passed and the strength that has been gained.
How to do maturity testing of concrete
The testing of concrete maturity can be done on-site and can be executed without any laboratory equipment or test samples of the concrete. And you can measure in real time. This makes it much easier to predict when the concrete is fully cured, and you can proceed with the project.
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There are many benefits of testing concrete maturity, for example:
- You can increase the safety on-site by predicting how long it will take for it to cure. In this way, you won't risk any accident because of wrong calculations made before.
- You can save money in the way of knowing when you will need workers. This means largely reducing the risk of calling in staff and having to pay them when the concrete has not cured enough for them to be able to continue their work.
- You can optimize your whole project by scheduling it after the real time updates on your concrete curing process.
- You can test the strength of the concrete at a time of your choosing and get an answer immediately instead of waiting for a test result from a concrete cube test or a laboratory.
Here are some examples of different constructions when you would benefit from doing a concrete maturity test:
The concrete maturity method is in widespread use across Europe. Rather than having individual standards, countries in the European Union adhere to three EU-wide maturity standards:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
The concrete maturity method is not yet standardized in all countries. We recommend consulting with local governing bodies if your country is not listed above, to find out whether your region is currently developing a standard for the maturity method.
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Concrete maturity is a method where you can estimate the compressive strength of concrete. It indicates how far the curing process of the concrete has gone and is an index value and shows the relation between the temperature of the concrete, the time passed and the strength that has been gained during that period of time.
By doing maturity tests on the concrete, you can both increase the safety on-site and improve the projects with the information the tests give you.
No, it does not. Both the cube test and the measuring of concrete maturity shows the compressive strength, but the cube test shows results only after the test and the measuring of the maturity gives uninterrupted information when needed.
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