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Old 07-03-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Rebar for Monolithic Slabs

Does anyone have any diagrams, photos or descriptions on how to run the rebar for the turndown on a monolitic slab? My steel building plans call for wire mesh in the upper 1/3 of my 4 inch slab, and 2 continuous rebar running the lenght of the bottom of the footer with a min of 1' overlap, but for the rebar in the turn down the plans states "rebar plans by others". I had planned on bending rebar to reinforce the turndown and had planned on overlapping the turned rebar by a foot with the wire mesh, but what spacing do I use between the turned rebar and how far down the 18" turndown does the rebar need to go. I remember seeing a photo or diagram of how to do this, but I cannot seem to find the photo or diagram. Any assistance would be appreciated. The footer is 16" wide and 18" turndown, which includes the 4" top of slab.


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Old 07-03-2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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Slabs are usually designed by an engineer...hence the statement 'rebar plan by others'

Generally I use #4 @ 24" o.c. as opposed to wiremesh, the turn down rebar is bent at 90 run to the bottom of the footing with a hook on it and the bottom bars are placed in the hook.

Lap splices must be a minimum of 40 bar diameters...the 1' splice will not pass code, 20" min. I recommend 24" to be safe

Consult your building department as to what they are looking for


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