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RE: Wall Footing Submerged 8 hours after Pour

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Ignoring the effect of the water on the soil (say for example you have
expansive clay), the effect if wonderful. That is why ponding is a great
way to cure slabs. 

Eric Green
-speaking only for myself

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Madlem [mailto:tmadlem(--nospam--at)kenherceg.com] 
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 8:53 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: Wall Footing Submerged 8 hours after Pour

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

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
mailto:tmadlem(--nospam--at)kenherceg.com



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