DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Framing and Foundation > pouring concrete slab foundation--stages

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2010, 06:45 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 26
Default pouring concrete slab foundation--stages

In terms of final strength, is there a difference if you pour the concrete a couple of inches a day over three or four days?

Does the concrete slab have to be poured to full thickness in the same session and cure together as a slab?


HighDesertHomeOwner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 07:20 PM  
Established Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,675
Liked 226 Times on 192 Posts
Likes Given: 107



You will most definitely want to pour the full thickness of the slab in one pour.

The slower the cure time, the stronger the slab will be.

kok328 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 11:51 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 26

If the whole slab is too large for one man in one day, will it be possible to divide the whole slab into sections.

Likely the wooden mode will have holes/thin slot to accommodate the rebars and/or wires.
HighDesertHomeOwner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 12:30 PM  
Established Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: hilton head & atl, sc & ga
Posts: 288
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


if you DON'T place it in 1 day & do as you proposed, you won't have any final strength as you'll have horizontal delamination & cold joints,,, where the **** did you ever come up w/that idea, anyway ?

if the slab's too large for one man, get more men,,, there's NO way any pro would consider doing any work w/o the proper men & tools,,, i'd suggest you find someone who actually knows something about what you're trying to do !

what wood, wire, & steel ? if 4" thick, no one specs it.
itsreallyconc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 03:13 PM  
Contractor retired
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 21,596
Liked 2458 Times on 2164 Posts
Likes Given: 4148


This is the place to spend the money and get it done right. Concrete does have science and you do need to know what you are doing.

nealtw is online now  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Pouring concrete in dirt floor basement of old home ecrhone Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10 01-20-2010 07:23 PM
Pouring concrete into sandy crawlspace northern Framing and Foundation 4 12-05-2009 05:47 PM
The probability and benefit of pouring concrete? Zachary Framing and Foundation 3 04-23-2009 01:47 PM
Pouring concrete against a stone foundation krm944 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 1 01-23-2009 01:54 PM
Concrete Slab adobe fixer Framing and Foundation 0 03-23-2006 11:23 PM