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Paul Feather wrote:
> 
> Two recent projects I have worked on, with two different architects,
> the architect has specified 10 mil vapor "retarders" as well as 4000
> psi concrete with limits on admixtures. The explanation I received is
> that they, the architectural profession, are experiencing alot of
> moisture transmission problems and damaged flooring over an extended
> period of time. The current thought seems to be that the deterioration
> of the visqueen, coupled with the higher porosity of lower strength
> concrete and liberal use of admixtures are to blame.
> 
> Both specs have prompted calls from the contractors, usually
> questioning everything from my place of origin to my sanity :-)
> 
> Has anyone else experienced similar requests?


YES !!!

PLACE THE RFI'S OF THE CONTRACTOR ON THE EXTREME TIP OF YOUR SOCIAL
FINGER AND RESPOND !!!

BELIEVE THAT THE SUPER IS WORKING FOR THE CONTRACTOR AND NOT THE OWNER

ABIDE BY THE ARCHITECT'S SPEX AND INSPECT THE PLACING (NOT POURING) OF
THE CONCRETE !!!

8(:-)
DONN WOOLDRIDGE RA/SE