Originally Posted by jcarlilesiu
Concrete achieves the majority of its strength in the first 3 days with the curve leveling off at full cure of about 28 days.
I understand that you are going to shore up the existing ceiling and roof while you replace 16 foot of exterior wall. My question is, what is the wall construction going to be above the footing but still below the ground?
Thanks for the info. Yeah, it's a strange situation...we have a room that was created from an old porch several owners ago. When they closed it in, they built a wall on top of the outside edge of the porch deck, then evidently decided that it would look nicer if it was bricked. Unfortunately, there's no proper footing for the brick veneer wall. Plus they just tied it onto the framing members of the new wall in several places. Due to rot and water damage, we had to remove the entire floor system and the outside wall behind the brick veneer. We hired an engineer and he advised pouring a concrete wall that went from the frost line up to above ground, then framing the new floor system and wall on that. That's our plan, but we're getting rid of the brick veneer. So to answer your question, the new framed deck and wall will end up about 12" or so above ground.