Builders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, testing firms, owners, engineers, and architects use concrete maturity to expedite construction and increase profits.
When using the maturity method, construction teams can estimate real-time strength gain of in-place concrete on the job site. There’s no need to waste valuable construction time waiting for the strength of standard test specimens to catch up to the in-place concrete.
Without maturity monitoring, in-place concrete strength is estimated by performing compressive cylinder tests in a laboratory. Relying solely on lab tests requires several specimens and can waste valuable time if a project’s in-place concrete reaches sufficient strength before standard test intervals. In the construction business, time is money.
To save time and money on a project, the construction team monitors maturity to quickly determine when concrete has reached its required strength.