How to grout concrete block wall?
My foundation stem wall for a raised-floor house is four courses high, made of 8x8x16 concrete blocks with #4 vertical rebars every 4 feet and a #5 rebar in the bond beam top course. I’ve installed grout stop over the unreinforced vertical cells. After two days of searching, I haven’t found any step-by-step instructions on how to grout the reinforced cores and the bond beam, but I have gleaned a few tips to supplement what seems fairly obvious about the procedure. Does the following overlook anything important?
The local concrete supplier will send a truck with a pump, and their pump operator will direct grout into my bond beam and reinforced cells. (They do that here.)
I will poke a length of rebar up and down in each vertical cell to make sure the grout consolidates.
After the pump operator has gone around the wall perimeter once, he will make another pass to top off the grout where it has settled.
I will use a float or some other straightedge to smooth out the top of the grout where needed.
I will insert anchor bolts for the sill plate.
Will the grout be thick enough to keep the anchor bolts from sinking or leaning? If not, how can they be secured?
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