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Concrete can be placed underwater as well. But I doubt that a residential mud slinger has the experience or the ability.

It is not a big deal to trench to a pit and pump it out. I would want to look at the soil to see if it being saturated would make a difference. If the saturation level of the soil is not a problem have him just get a cheap sump pump and pump the water out. It is not that big a deal.

Or you can have him get one of those mult-thousand dollar multi-thousand horse power Wood 10,000 cfs pumps with a 12' diameter discharge that they have in New Orleans. No THAT is a pump. I feel like Tim Allen!

Regards,
Harold Sprague





From: "Eli Grassley" <elig(--nospam--at)psm-engineers.com>
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Subject: concrete on standing water
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 14:14:45 -0700

Can anyone comment on the appropriateness of placing concrete on
saturated soil?  I have a contractor that is asking if he can pour his
strip footings thru some 1" standing puddles.  Said he has done it
plenty of times in the past...

TIA



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Eli S. Grassley, PE

PETERSON, STREHLE, MARTINSON, INC.




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