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You might be able to pour the 20' using self-consolidating concrete (SCC). You would have to contact your local concrete supplier to see if it is available. Here is a link with information:

On 10/20/2012 9:46 PM, Valerie Eskelsen wrote:
Dear List,

Designing 20' deep, restrained foundation walls for a residential
structure. The water table will not be known until the dig is begun.
Aggressive timetable of course.

I am expecting some water regardless, and am concerned that 20' is too deep for a single pour. There is rebar, of course, but is there more about the concrete mix or the lift heights that I should be concerned about and specifying to the

Thank you for any direction that you might be able to give.
Valerie Eskelsen, P.E.

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