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Laying foundations in bad weather


Keeping your self-build on track in bad weather

2019/2020 is set to be one of the mildest, wettest weather in years. In fact in February, England had more than 200 per cent of its average February rainfall and some areas got a month's worth of rain in less than 24 hours, making it the wettest February since records began, according to the Met Office.

So, with all this endless bad weather, how does it affect self-builders?

Heavy rain can cause problems to freshly poured concrete as it can wash out some of the cement from the mix. This can weaken the surface of the concrete, making it a softer consistency and decreasing the strength of the concrete.