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With all the heavy rain falling recently in our area, we had the following
situation come up.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly

What we have is a continuous wall footing, 16" wide by 12" thick, 3,000psi
concrete w/ 2-#4 long. bars that had been poured approximately 8 hours when
a storm blew thru, bringing with it a fair amount of rainfall.  As a result,
the footing, which sits in a trench 3' to 4' deep, was completely submerged
under water 8 hours after having been poured.

What affects do you think submergence after only 8 hours would have on the
concrete?  Is there valid reason to be concerned with the situation or do
you think the concrete had adequate time to set-up before rainfall?

Thank you in advance for your insight.

Troy Madlem, P.E.
Ken Herceg & Associates, Inc.
Ph. 574-288-4580 Fax 574-288-0195

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