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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Concrete Sounding
- From: GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 11:03:11 EST
In a message dated 2/11/2003 10:49:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, paulc(--nospam--at)ckcps.com writes:
"It seems like you should give the contractor the chance to try his method -
if it doesn't work pick another option." That's the tricky part of testing: how do you know if it worked?
I think the original post indicated that the contractor would be drilling some holes to confirm his findings. Essentially that is what a testing company would have to do to confirm their findings.
"If missing some problem areas means collapse, then great care is called for."
Having been involved in a number of building demolitions, it is awful hard to collapse a cast-in-place concrete building, even when you are trying. Cast-in-place concrete buildings do not collapse because of concrete deterioration.
There have been collapses of precast and tilt-up buildings. Most of the ones I have heard of occurred during construction, however, and were related to insufficient (or nonexistent) temporary bracing of the elements.
Gail S. Kelley
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