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Reportedly, it costs substantially more to pour a foundation because of additives and other precautions used to keep the concrete from freezing. This page lists extensive guidelines and recommendations from the American Concrete Institute. Never pour concrete on frozen ground, snow, or ice. Concrete in cold weather is recommended to have low slump, ...


If it's too wet and water starts to accumulate in the foundation, you can end up with weakened concrete. One of the key metrics for a concrete mix is the free water to cement ratio. If the water content is too low, you struggle to get it to compact properly , resulting in air voids, and weak concrete. If the water content is too high, the water can leave ...

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