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Re: Type V Cement

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Pat:

We're doing a lot of pole foundations in the Las Vegas area and all of the
foundations are f'c = 4500 psi and Type V cement.

Neil Moore, S.E.

>Much of the sulfate attack, I've seen in southern Nevada has been from
>irrigation water on old curbs, sidewalks, grade beams, and slab edges
>from sprinkler and irrigation water.  A large percentage of the municipal
>water comes from wells in this area, therefore if there are sulfates in
>the soil, they are likely to be in the water, and that includes the water
>in the transit mixer or batch plant.
>
>What would be the downside of using Type V, if it wasn't needed?
>
>
>Pat Quinn
>Henderson, Nevada