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Residential concrete slab help.

Discussion in 'Residential Foundation Codes' started by Garrett Foster, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Garrett Foster

    Garrett Foster Garrett

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    Right now I'm having issues with a 2 week old slab for my house. The GC says all the cracks are acceptable and happen to every slab. Basically I'm looking for any codes for residential concrete.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated?
     
  2. fatboy

    fatboy Administrator

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    Non-structural residential slabs are not covered under the Residential Code. There should have been stress joints cut or tooled into the slab to direct/hide any cracking. Yes, slabs move, but you can attempt to control the movement. Sorry if you are stuck with poor workmanship, that sucks.
     
  3. Garrett Foster

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    Yeah. I wish I could post pictures. 7 days after the pour cracks were all over, rebar ties above the concrete, and massive amounts of rock showing when they pulled forms off.
     
  4. ICE

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    Pictures would help. How wide are the cracks? Was there an inspection prior to placing the concrete? Was the soil compacted? Was there just dirt under the slab or was there gravel? Was the concrete deposited directly out of the truck or was it pumped? How about reinforcement...what is it?
     
  5. mark handler

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    Is there fracking going on nearby?
    Rather than removal of the slab, I would recommend Xypex Crystalline waterproofing technology
    https://www.xypex.com/
     
  6. Garrett Foster

    Garrett Foster Garrett

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    Some cracks about an 1/8" some are smaller. It has 3/8" rebar, fill dirt and some sand. I wasnt there for the pad or slab pour so idk about compacting. The concrete was poured directly from the truck. However they had to wait 45 minutes + between trucks.
     
  7. Garrett Foster

    Garrett Foster Garrett

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    No fracking.
     
  8. north star

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    @ ~ @

    Garrett, ...do you have a signed contract with
    whomever constructed the foundation, before
    the concrete was placed ?.......Is there a jurisdiction
    involved in this project ?......Permits ?......Inspections ?


    @ ~ @
     
  9. Garrett Foster

    Garrett Foster Garrett

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    Is there a way to add pictures here?
     
  10. mark handler

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    Still recommend:
    Xypex Repair for Cracks & Faulty Construction Joints
    Repair Procedures
    Cracks & Faulty Construction Joints
    https://www.xypex.com/products/installations/repairs/cracks-faulty-construction-joints
     
  11. Garrett Foster

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    We have a contract that says they will do everything to code. We are out of city limits so there are no permits.
     
  12. Garrett Foster

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    Should be done professionally, but some homeowners maybe able to do it
     
  14. Garrett Foster

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    I'll check it out. I already had a quote for something similar in the $7000 range
     
  15. north star

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    $ ~ $

    What Code ?.......Inspected by anyone before the
    concrete was placed ?


    $ ~ $
     
  16. Garrett Foster

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    As far as I know they built the pad up 4'. Then poured footing Then set forms and plumbing then poured concrete.
     
  17. north star

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    # ~ # ~ #

    Does your contract have provisions for unacceptable
    work ?.......Has anyone with professional experience
    & credentials inspected & evaluated this foundation ?
    Did anyone with plumbing experience test & inspect
    the plumbing system before concrete was placed ?

    So, no one actually inspected the work before placing
    the concrete ?........What Code was supposed to be
    followed ?.....Do you know of, or have a really good
    and experienced construction attorney ?


    # ~ # ~ #
     
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  18. cda

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    Become a Sawhorse $ 35 which helps keep the forum going and cheaper than a engineer !!!

    Or make pictures a link and post the link
    I think some use Flickr
     
  19. Garrett Foster

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    It's outside city limits so I have no idea what code has to be followed. The slab has been inspected and found faulty due to moisture issues and will require resurfacing and moisture protection. There was no inspection prior to concrete other than the concrete guy. They cut control joints over a week after the pour. Which I said I didnt want.
     
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