Groundwork & Foundations Question

Footings & rain


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

3 Answers

Best Answer


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.

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Kind regards

Paul Milne

Answered 1st Nov 2011


Member since 27 Jan 2009

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

Answered 1st Nov 2011


Member since 7 Jun 2008

Paul milne is spot on.Cant really add anything to what he has said.

Answered 1st Nov 2011

Roc builders

Member since 25 Aug 2011

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