First, a thank you to everyone that contributes to this site.
What a wealth of information and I’ve never been so entertained and educated while reading the posts. Thanks to Mark/John Bubber, I’m well versed in what damp-proofing is.
My career is information technology, but after reading most of the posts on this site, it seems I would have had much more fun in HI. Next life.
My wife and I bought into a development just outside of Toronto, Ontario. Our close is in just under 3 months. The builder poured the footings a few weeks ago, and 8 days ago poured the foundation. It was a lucky break - the day they poured, it was 32 degrees. The next day it was just above freezing.
I wasn’t able to make it to the site until this past weekend, so it looks like they heated up the area for those 2 days as well to assist the curing (combined with the additive for cold weather). The last week the temperature has been well below freezing. That’s a quick background.
Thanks to the well informed posts, I am well armed with questions for my builder when I meet with him.
How is the honeycombing and cold joint crack going to be fixed?
Will the foundation be damp-proofed, or water-proofed. There are completed homes beside me, so if I knew what I was looking for, I would have my first clue.
Related to the above - what will be the composition of the fill material around the foundation. Hopefully pea stone/gravel and not the clay it seems that was excavated.
Finally, for your entertainment, and my further education in these matters, pictures. I’d love to read your comments about whether this looks like a typical foundation cure after a few days. My initial concern was the rough appearance of the back corners as well as honeycombing in spots.