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I was wondering what the other engineers here on this list do regarding the installation of cold weather reinforced masonry?

I am familiar with tenting, temporary heating, and specification section

My concern is for those REALLY COLD spells of time (around -10 to +10 degrees) when I feel heating the tented area for only 24 hours after construction does not seem all that long.  Are the grouted cells in a 12" block, and mortar joints really hydrated enough after just 24 hours, so the site can then freeze solid over a weekend or holiday? 

Am I overly concerned, or do others require additional time with the tented heat for the grouted cells to cure?


Dave Nuttall, P.E.
Green Bay, WI

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