When you have finished using your Curing blanket it is important that you roll them off the concrete as opposed to dragging them off, to stop any exposed rods from tearing through the blanket. When storing your blanket make sure that it is rolled up as tight as you can get it and that it is not flapping in the wind. Cleaning is not essential between use if removed and stored correctly.
Concrete Curing Blankets are specifically used in the process of drying concrete in colder climates although they can also be used to protect against wet weather and against drying unevenly in warmer climates. The use of a thermal blanket helps to create an ambient air temperature allowing the concrete to set evenly throughout. Typically when concrete is drying the outside will set quicker than the middle as the air temperature is colder. Then when the middle eventually sets it can cause cracking on the outside. Using a Curing Blanket will prevent this process from happening and ensure an even cure of the concrete. Thermal Blankets allow all year round concrete pouring. The Curing Blankets can be used directly onto the concrete or used in conjunction with framework and additional heat can be pumped in if the temperatures are still too low to set the concrete properly. Some curing beds have under floor heating so this can be a good option to be able to heat from both the top and the bottom.