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Check the codes -- If you can't appeal to common sense, you can show the
contractor it's a Code violation.

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> From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Forming question
> Date: Friday, July 31, 1998 4:21 PM
> 
> Termites *love* wood stakes/forms left in the ground!
> 
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> 
> . > I have a situation whereby the concrete contractor is forming grade
beams 
> . > for a foudation, and is intending to leave the wood stakes that is 
> . > holding the forms after pouring.Now I am thinking this is not a good 
> . > idea, since the wood will rot, and corrosion will follow soon after.
The 
> . > stakes are holding the edge of the slab boards (to be poured later)
as 
> . > well as the hardware that will go in the walls above, so there is a 
> . > legitimate reason for there being.What do others do in similar
situations.
> . > your comments will be greatly appreciated.
> . > 
> . > Tarek Mokhtar, SE
> . > 
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