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bradbo

05:56AM | 09/10/03
Member Since: 08/21/03
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I AM ABOUT TO POUR FIBER FILLED CONCRET IN MY NEW BARN DO I NEED TO PUT REBAR AND PLASTIC UNDER THIS?

GlennG

07:25AM | 09/10/03
It depends on the thickness of concrete you plan to pour and what you plan to put on top of it after it is finished.

Fiber reinforcement will usually take the place of standard welded wire fabric but will not replace any required rebar.

The plastic underneath is to keep moisture from entering the concrete from below. If you want a dry floor the plastic will help. To insure it does stay dry you should also use a stone base under the slab.

The plastic will also help maintain the moisture level in the concrete as it cures resulting in stronger concrete. A layer of plastic should also be placed on top of the concrete as soon as it is finished and left in place for 30 days for the same reason.

Glenn www.consultationdirect.com

[This message has been edited by Glenn Good (edited September 19, 2003).]

bradbo

07:27AM | 09/12/03
Member Since: 08/21/03
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it will be 6" thick and i plan to run may machine/job shop out of it. thanks for the reply

Glenn Good

12:06PM | 09/12/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
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If the base under the slab is solid, 6" of fiber reinforced concrete is more than enough to support a car or light truck.

I would suggest you use a stone base and 6-mil polyethylene vapor barrier though to keep moisture out of the floor to help prevent rusting at the base of your equipment.

Glenn www.consultationdirect.com

PS In case anyone is wondering, I recently changed my screen name. It was formerly GlennG.

bradbo

05:28AM | 09/15/03
Member Since: 08/21/03
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thank you
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