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Old 2009-07-15, 12:04 PM
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Hi all, back when my house was just foundation, I noticed there was a grove in the foundation where the stairs go in the front of my house. I looked at other houses and none had this. but it looks like it was done on purpose because that grove is centered on the width of that section of the foundation. Its to late now cause the framing is done, but check out the picture and let me know if this is a problem. if you think it was done on purpose, what would be the purpose?
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Old 2009-07-15, 11:20 PM
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it's just a short pour. given that they'll be putting concrete steps on there, they'll just top it up then. no big deal.
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Old 2009-07-16, 09:22 AM
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but i find it a strange coincidense that that rounded part looks to perfect and its in the middle of the stairs.

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it's just a short pour. given that they'll be putting concrete steps on there, they'll just top it up then. no big deal.
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Old 2009-07-16, 04:51 PM
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it's not a coincidence, but it's not intentional. the walls on either side are angled, and have a smooth top. they likely poured the concrete in the forms at the top of these angled walls on either and as it flowed down the side walls, it filled up the front. they wouldn't have needed to fill the middle area where you have the depression as it isn't supporting anything and was high enough without topping up.
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