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You know, I'm not really sure. I didn't check them out for very long, it seems like some sort of coating though. It's very rough, like sandpaper. I'm assuming for more surface area, and stronger reinforcement.
 

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Generally it's some sort of plasti-dip / epoxy / plastic coating and the general idea is rust prevention for the rebar.
 

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Is it a reason not to plant them and live in a desert? I have hundreds of trees on my land(bit over 4 acres) and it's a true PITA to mow around them but it's worth the effort.
Let me answer that this way: I've still got a couple of trees about the size of the (3) that got blown over. If one of those went down in that storm it could have landed on my RC.
 

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Generally it's some sort of plasti-dip / epoxy / plastic coating and the general idea is rust prevention for the rebar.
The green ones are actually powder coated, I have been away too long, not sure if white is powder, or a painted style. but the jury is still out on what is best. Thats for outside exposed concrete that gets wet. I think I would go for galvanized. But under a garage, I would go with the cheapest, not likely to see the wet dry cycles that out door stuff will.
 

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So I was totally wrong. Ain’t the first time. The holes I thought the beams went into, are just footings. I guess the beams go up some other way.

This is why I ain’t building it I guess 😂

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Interesting that the rebar is not tied into them then.
 

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My poles are in the ground with the concrete poured around them. I wonder if the general is going to come back and see this and ask why the poles didn't go in first. This could be fun to watch. LOL
 

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My poles are in the ground with the concrete poured around them. I wonder if the general is going to come back and see this and ask why the poles didn't go in first. This could be fun to watch. LOL
He would have been the one coordinating the poles, and concrete work, cannot blame anyone else.

It is interesting to see.
 

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The general is here with the crew.

The limited experience I have with concrete, we didn’t tie the rebar in with any vertical beams. Just laid out and tied togethor
 

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The holes I thought the beams went into, are just footings. I guess the beams go up some other way.
If it's vertical it's a post, beams are horizontal. I knew what ya meant but sometimes minor details bug me.
 

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They cut the concrete this morning.

We are now in a holding pattern. The contractor says he has a few other projects going on and since the concrete needs 4 or 5 days to cure anyway, he’s going to be gone for a while. He’s thinking a week from Monday they should be back to finish.

Here’s where we stand. Might be a little while before I have much in the way of updates.
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Did he say anything about keeping it damp or covered?
 

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We wetted it down twice yesterday. He said that would be good enough
 

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I guess he knows better then I do, it has been close to 30 years since I went to school for that. I learned you want to keep it moist as possible for 30 days. Concrete cures, and that process will keep taking place as long as it is moist, once it dries, the curing process stops. It looks like it is only a 20% or so difference in strength.

 

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So if you want to park your 1 ton dually with the camper on the back in the shop, it looks like full wet cure is a good idea (?)
 

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I think modern concrete has gotten better. I used to work at a Gypsum mill and we were making a product that was put into concrete. Very slow curing stuff, but super strong, even early in the curing process. It allowed for traffic in something like 6 hours. You could literally shut down a bridge at 7pm, grind off the surface, lay this stuff down, and have the bridge open by 7am.

Now, that is an exceptional product and surely isn't in my pad. But it goes to show that additives can change the strength and curing properties immensely.
 
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