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Old 12-20-2012, 02:19 PM
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pouring concrete in the rain

Anyone have experience with this? It is the wet season here in Cali and I'm working on getting concrete tees set up on a course. While I know it is not ideal conditions for pouring/finishing concrete, does anyone know if pouring concrete during a wet spell would result in poorly finished/cured tees? I'd plan on covering the tees with heavy duty plastic once finished and letting it dry for at least a week or two before use.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:27 PM
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It depends on how wet the ground is already.
Very light rain and no puddling in/near work area=OK
Otherwise, I'd wait till it drys up some.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:29 PM
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Thanks. The area seems to drain pretty well. It is in a manicured park with turf. Digging the tees out was tough, but as a whole, the drainage seems excellent.
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I've done this before, we just put up a makeshift structure over the concrete to give it time to harden, if its quikrete it shouldn't take too long. A pop up canopy would be great.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:52 PM
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I've done this before, we just put up a makeshift structure over the concrete to give it time to harden, if its quikrete it shouldn't take too long. A pop up canopy would be great.
great idea. If we want to bang out multiple tees in a workparty, we'll cover them with the plastic when we're finished
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:53 PM
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Hey Pete, found this for ya, useful information.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=103250
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:38 PM
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I've done this before, we just put up a makeshift structure over the concrete to give it time to harden, if its quikrete it shouldn't take too long. A pop up canopy would be great.
Ditto. We routinely "pup tent" our newly poured tee pads--a 4' green fence post in front and in the back with a string connecting them; then putting plastic sheeting draped over and staple gunned to the wood forms on the side. Keeps heavy rain off and usually deters potential concrete artists. The tenting also usually deters casual chukkers from using the pad until fully cured (we, here in Charlotte, usually gives a pad 2-3 days for the texturing to fully cure before removing the tenting).

If it is raining too hard, you'll probably not get your needed volunteers; reschedule.
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pour away rain will only affect the surface finish if its freshly poured... Cover it you should be fine..If you want a rough surface the plastic can smooth your broomed finshed pads.. Try not to let it touch to much surface area..
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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excellent ideas everyone. Thanks for the help!
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Ditto. We routinely "pup tent" our newly poured tee pads--a 4' green fence post in front and in the back with a string connecting them; then putting plastic sheeting draped over and staple gunned to the wood forms on the side. Keeps heavy rain off and usually deters potential concrete artists. The tenting also usually deters casual chukkers from using the pad until fully cured (we, here in Charlotte, usually gives a pad 2-3 days for the texturing to fully cure before removing the tenting).

If it is raining too hard, you'll probably not get your needed volunteers; reschedule.
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