I could really use advice before more progress occurs. Dig finished June 30th. After many days of rain, crew showed up 12 days later to pour the concrete floors into 3 separate sections. Also poured the footers that the concrete walls will set on.
They did not regrade the soil nor compact it. Each shallow end was poured. The middle was too wet, so it was left alone. I showed up after the pour began. I noticed they did not regrade, compact the ground or use any rebar. The slabs and footer are 4 inches thick.
I do not have a good feeling about this. I fear the concrete slabs will crack once the ground shifts or the weight of the water puts tension on the slab that is sitting on loose soil. I don't know if I'm over reacting or if this feeling is likely to be right??
Last week I asked the builder to come check his crews work, and expressed my concerns. He still has not been over to look at it. He said not to worry in a round about way. I thought all concrete should be reinforced?????
Are the footers thick enough.....should they be 8 inches thick instead of 4"?
Since then.....I've noticed that water runs steadily from under one of the slabs towards the middle when it rains (on the left side of the slab only) My fear is the ground is eroding under the slab .
I want to tell him to rip it all up, regrade and compact the soil, lay rebar and repour?
Any advice is appreciated.