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Footings & Rain

Hi,

I am ready to pour my footings, planning on getting ready mix delivered. 1000mm deep x 600mm wide, side extension 8m x 4m

forecast is rain on Saturday, how does rain impact the footings? should I postpone? does it matter?

Thanks in advance

Ysjbu 1st Nov, 2011 Groundwork & Foundations
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Hi,

This really does not matter as you pour the concrete access water will move to the top of the foundation and then evaporate. I would sugest you make sure you shore up the sides of the trench and dig a sump about 1 spit of your spade or shovel deep that way if it rains heavy you can use a bucket to remove the water. I based this conversation on the fact you may not have a hippo pump.

Hope this helps.

Need a builder get in touch.

Kind regards

Paul Milne

MILNE BUILDING & SHOPFITTING LTD 1st Nov, 2011
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Paul milne is spot on.Cant really add anything to what he has said.

Roc builders 1st Nov, 2011
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of course it matters ,the more water you add to concrete the more it reduces the slump/strength value ,obviously if its only spitting it would be alright but if its torrential postpone ,most concrete yards will let you provitionally order then just call 1-2hours b4 hand to confirm

substructure 1st Nov, 2011
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