A free, user-friendly app that provides concrete placers with real-time local weather info to ensure conditions are right for pouring and curing has just been released.
Available from iTunes and Google Play, the Smart Concrete App from industry group Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) is a ‘must-have’ tool for anyone working with concrete.
It’s designed to take the guesswork out of determining the best environmental conditions for placing concrete to avoid weather-related cracking. The app utilises GPS positioning technology to provide localised temperature, wind speed and humidity data, enabling a more accurate calculation of evaporation rates on site.
This, in turn, allows site personnel to make informed decisions up to a week ahead on when to place concrete to get the best results.
The app also contains tips and best-practice guidelines for concrete placement, making it a handy, mobile reference library on the job.
CCAA says the Smart Concrete App will potentially save concrete placers and builders time and money by helping prevent costly mistakes and remedial work.
The app is also easy enough to use and understand by ‘do-it-yourselfers’ undertaking small concreting jobs around the home.