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All aspects related to concrete including trouble-shooting are dealt witn in
the ACI Manuals of Standard Practice, 1991, consisting of 4-5 volumes.

-Swaminathan Krishnan, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Buchanan <jjb(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, November 03, 1998 12:14 PM
Subject: Rock pocket / Honey combing in concrete

>I have a situation where the contractor poured a concrete grade beam and
>upon stripping the forms there are a couple of places where the concrete
>was not consolidated properly. The rock pockets do not extend completely
>through the grade beam. They penetrate approximately 2" into the width of
>the beam and encomopass approximately 18" x 6" area.
>Are there publications available which might give some guidence on how to
>restore the structural integrity of the grade beam?
>Since the rock pocket is minor in nature, is there cause for concern?
>any help, advice will be appreciated
>John Buchanan