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graysqwrl 07-21-2011 11:16 AM

concrete type for piers to reinforce load bearing wall?
 
What concrete type should I use to pour the piers that will reinforce a load bearing wall in my home?

thanks

concretemasonry 07-21-2011 12:58 PM

Where are the piers? What kind of wall (block, wood, etc.)?

Are they new piers under or adjacent to the wall? If so, just use 3000 psi concrete for poured concrete construction.

If you are talking about filling the cores of block, you use grout that is wetter (8"-11" slump) to make sure the voids are filled completely. Fill in lits to allow time for consolidation. The excess water is absorbed by the block, making an ideal curing condition.

You would get better information if there was a sketch or a photo or some dimensions provided.

Dick

AGWhitehouse 07-21-2011 12:59 PM

That is a very vague description...a 4,000lb mix is pretty standard...might want to verify that against your actual loading conditions.


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