Bracing removal
Last Post 19 Jul 2011 09:31 AM by jonr. 3 Replies.
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08 Jul 2011 06:31 AM
How many days after the pour, should I remove the bracing of the wall ? Thanks
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08 Jul 2011 12:48 PM
Depends on the project - If it is a basement relatively protected from wind I would say 48 hrs. If it is a second floor wall in an open field in a windy area, you may want to keep them on until the roof is attached.

Where is this being built and what are some details?
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18 Jul 2011 08:52 PM
We remove braces next chance we get, which is usually the next day. Sometimes we will remove plywood and stuff after lunch.

On a commercial project, precast plank was set on our 8" ICF walls with some lintels as small as 11" deep, after just 3 days in the winter. I think the engineer stuck his neck out really far.
Brad Kvanbek - ICFconstruction.net
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19 Jul 2011 09:31 AM
How rapidly concrete sets and gains strength is highly variable - depends on the concrete mix and the temperature. On the other hand, once a wall has set, you don't need much strength just to remove bracing.


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