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MarkJames 12-08-2017 09:27 AM

footings formed...snow forecast
 
For our addition (we hired a builder, the footings were just formed and rebar is in place as of this morning. Next is the footing inspection.

We have 1"-3" snow forecast for tomorrow, and my goal it to avoid anything that will slow down the inspection and following work. They've got multiple jobs running so it's not like they would mind a weather break here, I don't think.

Any advice?

dayexco 12-08-2017 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkJames (Post 6564225)
For our addition (we hired a builder, the footings were just formed and rebar is in place as of this morning. Next is the footing inspection.

We have 1"-3" snow forecast for tomorrow, and my goal it to avoid anything that will slow down the inspection and following work. They've got multiple jobs running so it's not like they would mind a weather break here, I don't think.

Any advice?

Rent some blankets

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KAP 12-08-2017 10:10 AM

Tent it out...

hdavis 12-08-2017 10:12 AM

I'd tent it. Blankets after the pour, if needed.

MarkJames 12-08-2017 07:45 PM

Update:

By the end of this same day, it had been inspected, then footings poured. Tonight's weather calls for a low of 35 (it was poured at a temp of 41). Rain arrives tonight at 1:00am-ish, followed by wet snow. Now calling for 1-2", which could mean mostly slop. It still won't be below freezing until tomorrow night.

hdavis 12-08-2017 08:27 PM

Good luck counts.:thumbsup:

I just finished placing mortar. Mid 30s, and it will freeze tonight. Warm water, 2% CaCl2 in the water, dry mix, sheltered location, so I should be good.

MarkJames 12-08-2017 08:31 PM

"Placing.." oops! It still poured quite well out the back and down the chutes.

builditguy 12-09-2017 06:49 AM

Your still in good shape. It's not below freezing. Concrete warms as it cures. Chemical reaction.
Besides having to deal with sloppy conditions, just push ahead.

overanalyze 12-09-2017 09:04 AM

You will be good. We just had concrete poured the last couple days. They juiced it up with cal and heat. They did put blankets over the area before the pour and at night but our lows were in the teens.

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tgeb 12-09-2017 09:35 AM

I think you'l be ok until Tuesday this coming week. The temps are supposed to drop into the 20's, I'd put blankets down if it were job.

MarkJames 12-09-2017 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tgeb (Post 6566866)
I think you'l be ok until Tuesday this coming week. The temps are supposed to drop into the 20's, I'd put blankets down if it were job.

Thanks.

The wall forms are going up now (Sat.). If they were to have concreted delivered on Monday (Monday low of 35, with Tuesday night low going down to 22), should I be seeing added protection?

What if concrete came on Tuesday (above freezing day), before the night low?

They seem like they know their craft, so I feel confident about what they're doing, but I'm keen to know.

tgeb 12-09-2017 10:22 AM

They should cover the walls with concrete blankets.

dayexco 12-09-2017 12:04 PM

i personally wouldn't want any salt in my concrete

hdavis 12-09-2017 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dayexco (Post 6567346)
i personally wouldn't want any salt in my concrete

Not good with regular rebar.

Pangdev 12-09-2017 03:16 PM

Sounds like
 
you are clearing a bunch of hurdles

keep it going

fjn 12-09-2017 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hdavis (Post 6567466)
Not good with regular rebar.



I agree. I don't want it with any re bar,regular,epoxy,hot dipped,stainless.:no:

MarkJames 12-12-2017 05:30 PM

This afternoon they placed/poured the walls at about 42 degrees. Temp is going down to low 20's tonight, dropping fast now. No blankets on forms. I emailed and they say they know what they're doing and will strip forms in the morning and then blanket. I'm not feeling right about that. i know it's exothermic, but does this sound acceptable?

rustyjames 12-12-2017 05:56 PM

We always covered the forms because it really doesn't take much effort. But, I really wouldn't be too concerned, they said they know what they're doing :whistling

dayexco 12-12-2017 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkJames (Post 6576482)
This afternoon they placed/poured the walls at about 42 degrees. Temp is going down to low 20's tonight, dropping fast now. No blankets on forms. I emailed and they say they know what they're doing and will strip forms in the morning and then blanket. I'm not feeling right about that. i know it's exothermic, but does this sound acceptable?

contractors i worked with would always throw a blanket over the forms. i dunno.

Framer53 12-12-2017 07:36 PM

You should be OK.
Remember the cement heats up as it dries.


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