Insulated concrete curing blankets and heating concrete curing blankets are used in the construction industry and commercial industry for cold-weather applications. Insulated tarps are filled with insulation batting while heating concrete tarps contain a heating element. While very similar, they serve different functions.
Insulated construction tarps provide temperature control which would be used by laying them on the ground or by hanging them vertically from a structure such as scaffolding. They can also be thrown over pallets or even be used as insulated divider curtains for a temporary construction project. They are reusable and they are made for heavy duty use with R values up to 7. They can keep different products, environments and equipment at ideal temperatures for operations. The insulated tarps are used most often for concrete curing as they are laid over freshly poured concrete so that it can cure in cold weather.
Heating concrete curing blankets also known as heated concrete tarps are used in the same method as the insulated construction covers. You lay them on top of poured concrete and then plug them into an electrical source so that the temperature under the cover is ideal for concrete curing. Many of these covers can be connected together to cover a very large area.