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    Walls first or Floor first

    I would like to get some opinions and advice on this.

    I have always read where you pour the reinforced concret floor first for a pond and then build up the walls. Lately I have read where sometimes they build the walls first and then pour the floor.

    For information I build with breeze blocks, filled with waterproof concret and then render the walls.

    For the floor I use rebar and concret mixed on site. Then I paint walls and floor with two or more coats of a good leak proof paint.

    I would like to know how they seal between wall and floor and to be able to post the two different articles I found using goggle, but, I can't find them again.

    All coments and advise welcone. Thanks.

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    Either way you should put in a cold joint seal.

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    You will always put the floor before the wall, as this picture illustrates (concrete floor / concrete wall):


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    Everyone has his own query about that but I think it will work either way. What does your contractor recommend you about it ? You should consult some professional rather than searching it on google.

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    Dew ponds use clay,will you have a natural flow to fill a spring etc?

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    pour the floor and make sure you have enough irons to link the walls, and make sure you have the special rubber (?) seal in the floor and into the wall

    so half the seal will be in the floor when laid and half will be sticking out ready to be within the wall
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    ^ Doc it's called a 'cold seal' joint. The same as used when constructing a swimming pool.

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    Yes, I know the technical term but judging from the question, that would mean nothing without some additional description

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    Yes, I know the technical term
    Of course you do. You're DrAndy. The man that's never wrong.

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    I would pour the floor first then user waterstops in the joints.

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    Do the ceilings first

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny22 View Post
    Everyone has his own query about that but I think it will work either way. What does your contractor recommend you about it ? You should consult some professional rather than searching it on google.
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    I would take the advice of the Dutch guy Koet above , he does know what he,s talking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny22 View Post
    Everyone has his own query about that but I think it will work either way. What does your contractor recommend you about it ? You should consult some professional rather than searching it on google.
    I agree with Jonny, every one has his on the query, the best way is to consult with a good builder nearby you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jonny22 View Post
    Everyone has his own query about that but I think it will work either way. What does your contractor recommend you about it ? You should consult some professional rather than searching it on google.
    I agree with Jonny, every one has his on the query, the best way is to consult with a good builder nearby you.
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