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Block & Mortar foundation wall cure time

Discussion in 'Residential Foundation Codes' started by Mac, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Mac

    Mac Gold Member

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    I have an upcoming modular home placement and need to know - How long after completion of the foundation can the home be placed? We will have winter conditions during the build & cure time.
     
  2. Doorman

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    What will the block (CMU?) bear on?
     
  3. codeworks

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    go to ibc 2006 2104.3 for cold weather construction (refers you to aci OR the following.....) is it reinforced and core filled masonry , if so, will grout be tested and sampled. if so, once made and tested and see what the strength at 7 days is, it should be good if they follow the precautions
     
  4. ICE

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    Well if it's frozen, that should be hard enough.
     
  5. north star

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    Check with a local concrete mix supplier for input.....Maybe they have

    an engineer on staff that can advise you......They may recommend that

    additives or other be added to the design of the mortar mix which

    will speed up the curing time......Are you using Section AE502, from

    the IRC?

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  6. Mac

    Mac Gold Member

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    Yes, using AE 502 with a complete crawl space foundation design including insulation, footings, anchorage etcetc.

    IBC 2104.3 has much of what I'm looking for, except an actual time period.

    My concern is that the homeowner wants a brisk pace and will want the home set on the foundation as quickly as possible.
     

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