Foundations "Ready mixed" v's "manually mixed

Postby Bob1 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:52 pm

I am currently having a rear extension build. 5m across extending 4m into garden. They are about 1.4 m deep. Builder plans to mix his own concrete and pour mnaually. Taking the size and depth into consideration surely this will take for ever? I am not in the trade so have no idea so perhaps not. If however this is the case taking that into consideration is it conceivable that certain layers/sections will begin to cure quicker then others. I know nothing about building but could this pose a problem if I effectively end up with a layered/sectioned foundation rather then a solid block.???

Do I need to worry or question?. Not trying to undermine in anyway just would appreictae any advise. Thanks
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Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:25 am

there is no problem mixing by hand for the foundation he will do it in a day,
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Postby Bob1 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:45 pm

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