Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: Limit on pour height?

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
If the contractor is using ICF to construct the retaining wall, those definitely have lift height restrictions.


On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:13 AM, SGE Structural <sgordin(--nospam--at)> wrote:
There appears to be no height limitations, it is a matter of the form strength and good construction practice. 
There are some particulars about the CIP walls (not to use high slump concrete, oil pretreat forms well in advance, use internal vibrators only), refer to Concrete Problems: Causes and Cures by John Ropke.
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Allen
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 18:32
Subject: Limit on pour height?

I've got a residential project where there is going to be a new basement. The basement walls are cast in place concrete. The owner is asking me if there is a four foot height limit per pour. I know of a four foot height limit per "lift" in masonry construction, but this is new to me. Of course, I don't do a lot of CIP walls.


CBC 2007.





T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


Consulting Structural Engineers
V (949) 248-8588 F(949) 209-2509