Building A New House
Feb 20, 2008 9:47 am
Just to report back to you that finally the concrete was poured yesterday morning.
My builder just told me that the frame will be up tomorrow! I questioned whether the slab needs time to cure first. He replied that it should be fine, as the frame is not heavy, and its spread out.
Thanks to the forum, i have mentioned to him that the slab will need water to make it strong, also the weather is hot here in canberra today.
What do you think?
Re: Scary: slab down yesterday, tomorrow frame will be up2
Feb 20, 2008 10:05 am
I did a quick google search to see what the time for curing the slab should be and the general consensus (of non-builders) is a minimum of one week. Perhaps you should do a similar thing - I didn't know what type of slab you have (i.e. I have a waffle pod) and that might be a factor in how long they should leave it. Find out how they laid your slab and google that but try to find proper building websites - like your master builders association - and see what the professionals think.
Personally I think putting the frame on now is too soon but, as I said, that's just a personal opinion. Also, you don't want the base stage invoice to be followed by the frame stage invoice the very next day
Re: Scary: slab down yesterday, tomorrow frame will be up3
Feb 20, 2008 10:20 am
I have a quick check and i found several thread on the same issue. It seems that some members have the same experience as me.
Mine is waffle pod.
https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... light=cure
Re: Scary: slab down yesterday, tomorrow frame will be up4
Feb 20, 2008 11:54 am
I don't think it's an issue. I had only 3 days in between my slab and the frame and had it checked out with some experts at the time. As long as you don't have the bricks on it for a couple of weeks, you should be right. The frame is light, and won't stop the rain water either, provided you get some rain of course.
Currently Building in Bayside (Brighton East)
Re: Scary: slab down yesterday, tomorrow frame will be up5
Feb 21, 2008 9:55 am
My frame went up the day after the slab was poured & was freaked out by it but I went on another forum & the consensus was that it didn't matter too much. It hasn't caused any problems as far as I can tell anyway
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