Construction Site Digging Work can be done in New England Winters


20 Sep 2010

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There is a belief that construction site digging cannot be done in the winter, but this is not the case. Others believe that perhaps concrete cannot be poured during the harsh New England Winters because it will freeze before it will set. These myths are just that: myths.

With new additives for concrete specifically designed to be used during cold weather, we can pour foundations and basement floors throughout the entire winter season with no adverse effects. Custom Modular Homes of New England also spreads curing blankets over the concrete while it hydrates. The curing blankets give the concrete an extra level of protection from the cold while it sets. The approximate cost for cement additives and winter digging is approximately $1,000 for a 2,000 sq ft home.

Construction site digging work can be done during the winter as long as the ground has been protected before the frost. If you are planning to dig during the winter, protecting the ground before a hard freeze can easily and inexpensively be done by spreading wood chips, hay, straw, or other mulch products. Leaves that have been raked up during fall cleanup are also an option as long as they are 12-18 inches deep.  There is no longer a need to wait for the spring thaw to start your new home!