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Our mission at Eastern Concrete Materials Laboratory is to initiate and work with partners on fundamental research and then pursue and develop commercially viable solutions that address the needs of owners, developers, architects and engineers. These efforts will focus on identifying and developing alternative supplemental materials that can be used to replace cement in concrete.

Researching Environmental Conditions: Temperature & Humidity

Our Batch Room is temperature and humidity controlled. It can operate from 50 degrees Fahrenheit to 100 degrees Fahrenheit and from roughly 30% relative humidity to 100% relative humidity.

Having the ability to control temperature and humidity in the Batch Room allows us to experiment with different environmental conditions and see how those conditions affect the performance of concrete. We are constantly testing our concrete mixes and working to optimize such properties as workability, set time and early strength, and evaluating these under diverse environmental conditions. This has been extremely beneficial in making significant strides in our EF Technology™ Initiative – an initiative that led us to develop a stronger, more durable and greener concrete mix, over traditional concrete.

Data on our Low-CO2, EF-Based Concrete

Environmental Condition: 50 degrees

Proper Sample Storage

Often you will see concrete samples stored in troughs filled with water. If they are not properly maintained, they can actually leach vital components and hydration products out of the concrete. To eliminate this issue, we store all of our concrete samples in a temperature and humidity controlled “moist room”.

Computer-Controlled Environmental Chambers

All three of our environmental chambers are controlled from a web-based application. This application will alert us if any chamber is operating outside of the temperature or humidity tolerances that were set. We can dial-in remotely and solve the problem if a chamber should move out of tolerance.

Investigating Unique Local Challenges: Materials and Environment

Though concrete is being poured throughout the country every day, the construction industry is far from monolithic. Each area of the country has unique challenges, which makes a one-size-fits-all product very rare.

To ensure that we are meeting the unique needs of each local market, we begin our investigations using mortar. This gives us a great deal of flexibility – allowing us to look at several multiple material combinations (such as different water/cement ratios, cementitious combinations and admixture combinations) under various environmental conditions.

Eastern Concrete Materials

New Jersey’s Concrete Supplier

201-797-7979

Ready-mixed concrete producer Eastern Concrete Materials,  produces the building materials that support the infrastructure, foundations, and superstructures of the greatest metropolitan area in the world. Call us today.