What Happens When It Rains

Concrete can be poured year-round as long as temperatures haven’t dipped below freezing. During the fall and winter months, we consult the weather report incessantly on the days leading up to a scheduled pour. Even if a rain-free day is predicted, we can never be too sure!

Exposed aggregate concrete is a safer bet than other finishes, because it doesn’t really matter if it rains once we start the exposing process, as that process involves washing the poured concrete down with water.

So what exactly happens if the unexpected occurs? The photos below illustrate how we responded to rain during an exposed aggregate patio project in Poulsbo.

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Before the rain began.

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Though this was an exposed aggregate project, timing is everything. Rain began during the setting process, which forced us to put up a rain canopy in order to prevent rain from doing damage.

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Once the rain canopy was set up, the crew had to work fast to get the water off the setting concrete.

As a result of the weather, the concrete process took longer than anticipated. We stayed at the job site well into the evening, using halogen lights to keep the concrete lit as we finished it.

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The finished exposed aggregate concrete patio.

Our guys did such a great job under pressure, we took them out to lunch the next day to show our appreciation for their hard work.  If you’re looking for a contractor who gets the job done, rain or shine, give us a call!

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.