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RE: Acidic Soil

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You can formulate a concrete mix that would resist some measure of acid, but a barrier is more of a sure thing. A barrier is what is used commonly in areas like Saudia Arabia for sulfate resistance.

I would suggest:
1.  Place a heavy membrane (similar to a T-Lock) on grade
2.  Place the rebar
3.  Form the sides of the foundations
4.  Place the concrete
5.  Strip the forms
6. Apply a liquid membrane (a polyeurethane) on all vertical and exposed horizontal surfaces to be in contact with the soil

Harold Sprague

From: "Stuart, Matthew" <mstuart(--nospam--at)>
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Subject: Acidic Soil
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 08:56:27 -0500

I have a situation in which the sandy soil has a PH of 4.  Never run
across this before. Any recommendations on the type of cement to use in
the foundations.

D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, SECB

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