If you are a contractor, chances are good that you know the pain of waiting for concrete to dry. If you are working in an enclosed area, the concrete might cure more quickly if the humidity is low, but if the humidity is high, it may take days to cure. One way to get around this problem is to purchase a tank heater for concrete. A tank heater for concrete is a heater that produces dry heat that will help your concrete cure more quickly. Here are some tips for choosing the right type of concrete curing tank heater for your situation.
1. Where do you do most of your work?
First, assess where you do most of your work. If most of your work is done outside in large concrete-laying operations, for example for redoing an entire parking lot, then you are going to want to purchase a large-scale heater that is going to need to be transported on a truck. This will allow you to lay a large section of concrete and then move the truck close enough so that the heat is affecting the curing time of the concrete.
If you mostly do indoor projects, such as creating concrete basement floors, then you are going to need to make sure that you purchase a heater that is small enough so that you can carry it down or up stairs without the aid of a dolly, in order to make your job as easy as possible.
2. What's the climate like?
Next, you are going to want to consider the climate in which you are working most of the time.If you work in a climate that is regularly dry, then you don't need to worry about getting a tank heater that also comes with a dehumidifier. All you need to do is apply the heat to the concrete and you will be able to get the job done.
If you are working mostly in a climate that is humid, then you are going to need to make sure that you get the heater that comes with the built-in dehumidifier because you are going to be using it on a regular basis.
Finally, if you work in a climate that could be either depending on the day, you are going to need to purchase a separate industrial dehumidifier that is also relatively portable. This will allow you to only carry the equipment that you need based on the day's weather predictions.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in tank heaters for drying concrete.