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As long as he doesn't do a lot of stomping around in
the trench while placing the concrete, the concrete
should just dispace the water.  I'd be more concerned
about the soil than the concrete.  If you have a
geotechnical engineer on the project, let him pass
judgement on the affair.  

Why doesn't he just pump it out?  He's spent time
talking when he could have had it done.

John Riley

--- Eli Grassley <elig(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> 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...
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Eli S. Grassley, PE

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