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Residential concrete slab help.

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

  1. e hilton

    e hilton Bronze Member

    Jul 2, 2014
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    Brfore the project gets too old, get a copy of the concrete delivery tickets. Did your contracg with the gc make reference to any strength?
    Crack control joints must be cut within 24 hours or else they are useless. He ran out and did them to try to look like he knew what he was doing.
    Were those pictures taken 5 days after the pour? The forms are usually stripped within 48 hours. Sounds like a "good ol boy" contractor. "We always do it this way"
  2. Bryant

    Bryant Registered User

    Dec 19, 2018
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    Sounds like problematic soils and or fill. With a soils report and follow up inspection, either by 3rd party or the inspector. If as you say no inspections or an approved plan of some type, would be hard to justify before a judge in the event this went to court. The first to be asked of, is, are there a set of approved plans?
    We are a little more in the dirt in my jurisdiction when it comes to soils. We require to borings to sample the soil characteristics for shrink swell potential and the soil compressive values for support.
    I suppose a soils test could be done after the fact along the perimeter to at least put this part to rest FWIW, otherwise as suggested fill the cracks & monitor for additional settlement
  3. ADAguy

    ADAguy Registered User

    Sep 11, 2013
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    1. Who prepared the plans?
    2. Do they license contractors in Oklaholma?
    3. What month and time of day did they pour the concrete?
    4. What was the temperature?
    5. Can you terminate the contractor and cut your losses?
    6. Was a vapor barrier specified/installed?

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