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By Jason in Powell, OH on 9/12/2009


Is there any time of the year that one should NOT attempt to start a build in Ohio?  Is fall (October-November) too late?  I'm just concerned about moisture levels.

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By Rachal in Janesville, CA on 9/13/2009


I can't speak about Ohio. I broke ground in February. The dirt was frozen solid. We have very little precipitation here so we weren't rolling around in the mud. Our only difficulty was getting warm while building the forms. We did have some difficulty driving stakes where there was shade.   

I would think that if you break ground in the spring or fall you may want to be ready to cope with delays. (Aren't most areas rainy in the fall and spring?) My dirt mover had no problem with frozen ground. 

My workers seemed happy to have work in the winter even if it was tedious.

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By Tom in Stroudsburg, PA on 9/14/2009


Jason, if this is a do-it-yourself project and you don't have a lot of help then you should wait. If you have excavation and construction to the point of "dried in" covered and you expect construction to move at a reasonable pace then by all means proceed. My concerns with a slow pace lies in foundation exposure and water content of backfill. Expansion of overly wet backfill due to freezing is a sure way to foundation/basement wall cracking. In any case backfill should never be placed until the floor deck is complete. It should also be compacted as its put in place.


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