I am building my own house , which is a 2 story house + Basement with 4 side bricks. All builders in my area use 24 inch x 10 inch footer, But my builder used 20 inch x 10 inch.
And now after the footer is been placed I am seeing in some places foundation footer is built 20 inches and in some places it is 17 inches. So I guess the footer is not even of uniform width. I am not even sure if 17 inches footer is even in sync with code. Pls see the attached pictures.
The questions i have for the experts here
1. Is non uniform footer OK ? It does have 2 #4 rebars along the footer ? The soil is also fill and not compacted well , so they had to use 20 kip helical piers.
2.In less than 15 hrs the builder started making the basement foundation walls , and place large iron molds to get that done on a concrete which is not even cured for 15 hrs . Is this OK? They put Foundation walls within 48 hrs of footer being poured. Is this OK?
3.Footer was done on 9 , when it was very hot 80 degrees , Therefore uncountable number of cracks have developed , mostly where the junction of vertical rebars happens with the footer. Does these cracks effect the footer in the coming years. Builder says if its concrete it will crack . What do you guys say ?
4. The Recyclable Footer Form plates were removed in 12-15 hrs , When they hit those it all lot of concrete chipped . And they created Foundation walls on the same chipped loose concrete pieces . Do you think the footer has been compromised?