UFER tail

Does this look like a UFER tail? It is coming out of the slab. My concern is it appears it may be going to a UFER and is disconnected. Thank you.

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It’s very possible that you’re looking at the GEC, but it would be impossible to say for certain with just this picture.

I agree with Jeff,
Usually, around here at least, all signs of a UFER ground is hidden from view. Its usually attached to the foundation rebar prior to the pour.

In the Seattle are the ufer connections has to be assessible. I usually find it behind a blank cover plate under the electric panel.

That’s pretty typical for residential applications - an accessible clamp to rebar.

A cadweld is not required to be accessible.

Does this look like a copper conductor? Is it the size of #4 Copper?

If not it cannot be part of the ufer ground. If you could verify that this was rebars it might be part of the ufer.

***[FONT=Times-Bold][size=2]Just some FYI as not always does the connection need to be accessible…

250.68 Grounding Electrode Conductor and Bonding
Jumper Connection to Grounding Electrodes.
(A) Accessibility. **All mechanical elements used to terminate
a grounding electrode conductor or bonding jumper to
a grounding electrode shall be accessible.
**
***Exception No. 1: An encased or buried connection to a
concrete-encased, driven, or buried grounding electrode
shall not be required to be accessible.
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