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Old 07-19-2009, 01:18 PM   #16
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Oh man…"chainlink moves". I didn’t think of that. (Of course) I think we all agree that concrete is more susceptible to problems as it ages. So right off the bat we are ok. But years down the road when the concrete is older that we have the potential problem. If it does start to break and then the pieces aren’t held together by the wire because it moves…ugh… that is a discomforting thought. The general contractor said one of the reasons he chose chainlink for the job was because it lays nice and flat and the concrete guys wouldn't have problems with it poking through. I wish we could have talked to the actual concrete installer about all this but we have no idea who that was.

It’s a crawlspace and there are no joints in the floor…it’s just one big cap sort of thing about 352 sq. ft. I don’t know how thick they poured it.

And no…I’m 100% positive…not badgers. Just evil house-barn-garage-hogging woodchucks, or groundhogs or FOUNDATION hogs. (mutter: evil creatures)

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Old 07-19-2009, 03:49 PM   #17
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we haven't even address'd conc's ' flexural strength ',,, IF the wtr/cement ratio was correct, you won't have any trouble w/strength,,, conc's more likely to become brittle as it ages only 'cause it was placed incorrectly at the start,,, i don't think the gc's a conc guy but, still, we're only talkin' BASIC stuff.

NEVER heard of anyone using chainlink for ANY wiremesh reason but i can imagine a h/o picking it up out of a dumpster,,, think that's a good idea, too !

no jnts is a VERY BAD thing but don't worry as the conc'll make its own thru random cracking,,, not good,,, someone has no idea how to place &/or jnt conc,,, the conc gawds will NOT be happy
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:33 PM   #18
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nap: Your pic is cracking me up! [/SIZE][/FONT]
did you go to the link I had in my last post? If the pic gets you, the link will have you rolling.

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