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#1 ARSEN

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

Builder just poured fresh concrete to form slab and its raining very hard here and concrete is covered with water... How bad is it?

#2 Bronn

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

http://answers.yahoo...06120427AADYIue

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

Builder just poured fresh concrete to form slab and its raining very hard here and concrete is covered with water... How bad is it?


Potentially very bad depending on how much water got mixed in with the concrete. I work for an engineering firm and one of the things we do is design concrete mixes for specific requirements. Concrete is made of the following constituents: cement, aggregates, water, and sometimes fly ash and admixtures. Each mix is specifically designed with certain amount of each to meet the design requirements. Any alteration to the original design through addition or subtraction of any of the above constituents will change the way that concrete performs.

Make sure you contact your builder immediately.

#4 ARSEN

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

Looks like I'm backing out. No house for me. Looks like this house will be a lemon.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

Did it have any drying time before it started raining or was it literally just poured before?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:36 PM

It depends on the time between the pour and the rain. Concrete will "green" set pretty quickly, at which point rain won't really hurt it.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

What's worse, rain on fresh-poured concrete or empty beer bottles left laying all over the fresh-poured concrete?

But seriously, if it's the slab the house will be built upon I'd demand a re-pour. The potential for cracking pretty significant.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

About 2-3 hours between they stop pouring concrete and monsoon like rain for 3 hours. Talked to broker and he said builder fuged up big time. My dad said they will not re pour because its just too damn expensive to take out original concrete and add new one (my house is being built by publicly traded company). They will probably settle with us (give us little money to go away) and sell this lemon to unsuspected customer.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

1. Is the concrete still able to be dug up a bit and a large object placed within it
2. Can you keep your mouth shut?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:25 PM

1. Is the concrete still able to be dug up a bit and a large object placed within it
2. Can you keep your mouth shut?


Yes
Yes

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#11 ARSEN

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

How bad does this looks? This was 3 hours after concrete was poured. It rained for 6 hours...

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:34 AM

The builders you have are fugging up big time.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:51 AM

I wish it would rain here
Its dry as a mofo

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:39 AM

Did they just use floats or a machine to finished it, and did they get it finished before it rained?
If it was finished before it rained, then it may be okay.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

Yea, they used machine and finished 2 hours before it rained.


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