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jr2dr 08-26-2010 11:26 AM

is my concrete poured correctly? (pics)
 
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i recently had a run in with a very lousy contractor. the job was an addition to the back of the home, which measured 50x10. 25x10 was an addition and the other 25x10 was a patio. i guess the problem started when he found out i was on solid bedrock, which made digging the 2 foot footers a pain in the a$$. so the 2 ft footer turned out to be about 15-17 inches. they laid #3 rebar on 16” centers (oc) throughout formed area and Doweled #5 rebar into existing foundation every 16”. they did not tie in the rebar but maybe every 10ft or so. the real problem started when they started pouring the job before it was ready. meaning the rebar was not all laid out and brick ledges were not formed correctly. so they just laid rebar in the footers. literally just laid them in there without tying them in at all. they ended up just pour half because they didn't order enough concrete and it was too late to get more(concrete suppliers were closed) so now i have a half a$$ unfinished job that the contractor won't finish! i have pics and will try to post. there are so many cracks in what was poured im scared to move forward with the project. please any ideas or guidance would be appreciated! thanks
jr


jr2dr 08-26-2010 11:26 AM

is my concrete poured correctly? (pics)
 
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i recently had a run in with a very lousy contractor. the job was an addition to the back of the home, which measured 50x10. 25x10 was an addition and the other 25x10 was a patio. i guess the problem started when he found out i was on solid bedrock, which made digging the 2 foot footers a pain in the a$$. so the 2 ft footer turned out to be about 15-17 inches. they laid #3 rebar on 16” centers (oc) throughout formed area and Doweled #5 rebar into existing foundation every 16”. they did not tie in the rebar but maybe every 10ft or so. the real problem started when they started pouring the job before it was ready. meaning the rebar was not all laid out and brick ledges were not formed correctly. so they just laid rebar in the footers. literally just laid them in there without tying them in at all. they ended up just pour half because they didn't order enough concrete and it was too late to get more(concrete suppliers were closed) so now i have a half a$$ unfinished job that the contractor won't finish! i have pics and will try to post. there are so many cracks in what was poured im scared to move forward with the project. please any ideas or guidance would be appreciated! thanks
jr


jr2dr 08-26-2010 11:26 AM

is my concrete poured correctly? (pics)
 
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i recently had a run in with a very lousy contractor. the job was an addition to the back of the home, which measured 50x10. 25x10 was an addition and the other 25x10 was a patio. i guess the problem started when he found out i was on solid bedrock, which made digging the 2 foot footers a pain in the a$$. so the 2 ft footer turned out to be about 15-17 inches. they laid #3 rebar on 16” centers (oc) throughout formed area and Doweled #5 rebar into existing foundation every 16”. they did not tie in the rebar but maybe every 10ft or so. the real problem started when they started pouring the job before it was ready. meaning the rebar was not all laid out and brick ledges were not formed correctly. so they just laid rebar in the footers. literally just laid them in there without tying them in at all. they ended up just pour half because they didn't order enough concrete and it was too late to get more(concrete suppliers were closed) so now i have a half a$$ unfinished job that the contractor won't finish! i have pics and will try to post. there are so many cracks in what was poured im scared to move forward with the project. please any ideas or guidance would be appreciated! thanks
jr


jr2dr 08-26-2010 11:26 AM

is my concrete poured correctly? (pics)
 
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i recently had a run in with a very lousy contractor. the job was an addition to the back of the home, which measured 50x10. 25x10 was an addition and the other 25x10 was a patio. i guess the problem started when he found out i was on solid bedrock, which made digging the 2 foot footers a pain in the a$$. so the 2 ft footer turned out to be about 15-17 inches. they laid #3 rebar on 16” centers (oc) throughout formed area and Doweled #5 rebar into existing foundation every 16”. they did not tie in the rebar but maybe every 10ft or so. the real problem started when they started pouring the job before it was ready. meaning the rebar was not all laid out and brick ledges were not formed correctly. so they just laid rebar in the footers. literally just laid them in there without tying them in at all. they ended up just pour half because they didn't order enough concrete and it was too late to get more(concrete suppliers were closed) so now i have a half a$$ unfinished job that the contractor won't finish! i have pics and will try to post. there are so many cracks in what was poured im scared to move forward with the project. please any ideas or guidance would be appreciated! thanks
jr


jr2dr 08-26-2010 11:26 AM

is my concrete poured correctly? (pics)
 
5 Attachment(s)

i recently had a run in with a very lousy contractor. the job was an addition to the back of the home, which measured 50x10. 25x10 was an addition and the other 25x10 was a patio. i guess the problem started when he found out i was on solid bedrock, which made digging the 2 foot footers a pain in the a$$. so the 2 ft footer turned out to be about 15-17 inches. they laid #3 rebar on 16” centers (oc) throughout formed area and Doweled #5 rebar into existing foundation every 16”. they did not tie in the rebar but maybe every 10ft or so. the real problem started when they started pouring the job before it was ready. meaning the rebar was not all laid out and brick ledges were not formed correctly. so they just laid rebar in the footers. literally just laid them in there without tying them in at all. they ended up just pour half because they didn't order enough concrete and it was too late to get more(concrete suppliers were closed) so now i have a half a$$ unfinished job that the contractor won't finish! i have pics and will try to post. there are so many cracks in what was poured im scared to move forward with the project. please any ideas or guidance would be appreciated! thanks
jr



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