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Oil on Rebar

by JAMES R. BATY II

As published by Concrete Contractor Magazine.
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The Concrete Foundations Association explains the code reference and common misconceptions regarding oil on rebar for residential concrete.

Question: On several of our most recent residential projects, the inspector in our area has been complicating our pour schedule when finding form oil over-sprayed on the rebar in our walls. Is it our misunderstanding that form oil on rebar shouldn’t pose a problem to the wall performance or the acceptance of our pre-pour inspection? – Concrete Contractor (Ohio)

Answer: Your question addresses a common problem across the construction industry that is created as codes are modified over time. Regardless of the comparison of residential to commercial work, code edition after code edition presents challenges to professionals throughout the industry to remain current with the latest acceptable practices and minimum requirements.

In its Overall Grand Prize winning project in the 2013 Concrete Foundations Association Project of the Year Awards, Ekedal Concrete utilized 191 tons of steel in the foundations and footings of an 11,000-square-foot, seaside home.

In its Overall Grand Prize winning project in the 2013 Concrete Foundations Association Project of the Year Awards, Ekedal Concrete utilized 191 tons of steel in the foundations and footings of an 11,000-square-foot, seaside home.

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For more information on the codes affecting this issue or the research, contact Jim Baty, CFA Managing Director.

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