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2015IBC or IRC pouring concrete on frozen ground

Discussion in 'Residential Foundation Codes' started by joetheinspector, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. joetheinspector

    joetheinspector Sawhorse

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    Where in the code is the requirement that you can not pour concrete on frozen ground.
     
  2. Ty J.

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    ACI 318
     
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    Do you have the code language?
     
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    26.5.4.2 Compliance requirements:
    (a) Adequate equipment shall be provided for heating concrete materials and protecting concrete during freezing or near-freezing weather.
    (b) Frozen materials or materials containing ice shall not be used.
    (c) Forms, fillers, and ground with which concrete is to come in contact shall be free from frost and ice.
    (d) Concrete materials and production methods shall be selected so that the concrete temperature at delivery complies with the specified temperature limits.
     
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    Also see ACI 301 and ACI 306. ACI 306 is the guide for concrete in cold weather.

    ACI 306 available here

    Per ACI 306 -
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    2012 IRC.....R403.1.4.1 Frost protection. Except where otherwise
    protected from frost, foundation walls, piers and other
    permanent supports of buildings and structures shall be
    protected from frost by one or more of the following
    methods:
    1. Extended below the frost line specified in Table
    R301.2.(1);
    2. Constructing in accordance with Section R403.3;
    3. Constructing in accordance with ASCE 32; or
    4. Erected on solid rock.
    Exceptions:
    1. Protection of freestanding accessory structures
    with an area of 600 square feet (56 m2)
    or less, of light-frame construction, with an
    eave height of 10 feet (3048 mm) or less shall
    not be required.
    2. Protection of freestanding accessory structures
    with an area of 400 square feet (37 m2)
    or less, of other than light-frame construction,
    with an eave height of 10 feet (3048 mm) or
    less shall not be required.
    3. Decks not supported by a dwelling need not be
    provided with footings that extend below the
    frost line.
    Footings shall not bear on frozen soil unless the frozen
    condition is permanent.
     
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