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Old 05-18-2014, 07:21 PM   #16
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Recently poured cellar floor and driveway with mesh sitting on floor. As concrete is poured, mesh was just pulled up with a rake. Ron

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Recently poured cellar floor and driveway with mesh sitting on floor. As concrete is poured, mesh was just pulled up with a rake. Ron
And then when they walk over the concrete working it down the mesh again goes directly to the bottom! The only way to successfully use wire mesh or rebar if you set it up on chairs or some other acceptable device. If you pull it up you have no way to verify where it ends up, which is usually on the bottom.
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Looking a little thin down the middle too.
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How thick should it be all across? I can go measure and see what it is.
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How thick should it be all across? I can go measure and see what it is.
What does your contract say??? Should be 4" (3.5 min).
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What does your contract say??? Should be 4" (3.5 min).
Contract doesn't specify thickness. I didn't know that was something it should have said.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:28 AM   #22
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I measured from the top of the wood to the sand.

On the sides, i have 4in all the way on both sides.

In the middle, i have different numbers. There's a section about 3 to 5ft diameter where the boards cross in the center closest to the camera, that it is 3.5in deep , then it gradually goes out from there to 5.5in thick as it nears the street. And, a liitle more than 4.5in thick at the garage foundation to the sand.
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Couple of things:

-That grading looks terrible IMO. I have no idea why they use sand, but the flatter the subgrade is, the better the slab will perform. I can't imagine they will use a wheelbarrow on that, they'd likely get stuck.

- That's not mesh, it's a tied rebar grid. Lot's of discussion about it here in the past, but I've seen adequate results in the real world from pulling it up during the pour. Those who insist a slab on grade needs to be chaired have probably never had to work around it. Or even torn any out themselves to verify where the rebar actually rests.

- The driveway should be a minimum of 4" everywhere IMPO....
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Well, my measurements are no longer valid. They're here right now making adjustments to everything and putting the rebar on chairs.
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Well, my measurements are no longer valid. They're here right now making adjustments to everything and putting the rebar on chairs.
Sounds good. Although I have a feeling you may just be saying they're using chairs to get the "DIY Police" off of your tail.............
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Do you know if they're going to pump the concrete in?
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A cement truck is scheduled to be here in 1 hour.
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I want the DIY police on my tail. Keeps me out of trouble, and teaches me what i didn't know i needed to know. =)
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That photo looks more like it.

Goes to prove the old adage: One should never ASSUME anything, if you do you make the first three letters in the word out of yourself.


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