Cold weather concrete technology is founded largely on the premise that concrete freezes early as the temperature declines, and that once frozen, concrete will no longer gain strength. The concrete industry, and particularly the residential wall industry, has seen its share of contractors who “soup” up mixes by adding excessive water onsite to every truckload, making it easier to work with—at least easier on the worker’s back. This misuse of water is one primary reason for misconceptions about cold-weather concreting and is also responsible for code requirements that are far too restrictive, despite evidence for less restrictive measures. As a result, building officials and inspectors routinely shut down foundation projects because they don’t know what is really important.