||03-02-2012 03:09 PM
Concrete Slab "Honeycombing"
After a little due diligence, I've found some varying internet opinions performing a google search regarding so-called "honeycombing" on concrete where forms are used and removed. Some contend this is "problem" while others state that it's purely cosmetic and to not worry about it becoming a structural issue. I'm having a house built down in SC and wondered if this is even an issue that I should bring up with my builder (see the attached picture of my slab). The honeycombing is only in one or two places like this around the monolithic slab. The slab looks smooth around the majority of the sides, but some areas show this gravely / pebbly look. These areas will soon be covered in brick, so maybe it's a non issue, but I wanted to get an expert opinion on whether or not I should even bother to bring it up and risk sounding like a one of "those customers" who complains when a single nail looks to be out of place! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.