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How To Reinforce Concrete Foundations
Foundations are used to support the load of a building on the floor. This is the safe loading capacity of the floor. Steel reinforced concrete foundation allows buildings to be built on more floors. The ditch should be dug to the required depth. Standard practice for home is that the diameter of the rebar is a quarter of an inch.
With a reinforced concrete base, work begins with the excavation of a ditch at the required depths. The width of the ditch is approximately two feet. The depth must be in hard terrain and varies from place to place. High-performance bars are cut and tied together. They consist of three long bars that extend along the entire ditch. These are the top bars. The additional lower bars that cross the width of the ditch are connected to the upper ones. A distance of eight inches is maintained when the rebar is connected.
Foundation trench floors are leveled to accommodate concrete. Then a two-inch-thick layer of glare is added to the ditch and leveled off. The thickness of the foundation concrete is marked with steel pins that are inserted into the sheet. This marks the height of the concrete, which is eight inches thick. The reinforcement is placed in the ditch. This should not rest directly on the glare layer. The spacers are placed underneath so that the concrete can flow underneath. They offer protection for steel. These spacers must be two inches thick.
As soon as the reinforcement is placed in the trench, concreting can begin. Care must be taken to ensure that no foreign objects enter the trench. This must be cleaned. In the case of a sloping construction site, the base is classified as a complete masonry level. The concrete is mixed in the proportion of one part of cement, two parts of sand and three parts of the ballast. The finished mixture is poured into the reinforcements. It must be aligned with already placed pens. Then it spreads as it vibrates. It must be completely cured for at least seven days to achieve strength.
Another way to reinforce or reinforce your concrete base is to use two rows of steel reinforcement in the bases. These bars are 5/8 “thick, similar to steel bars. You can also reinforce the walls with reinforcing bars. Good drawings show details of the reinforcement bars in the foundations.
While pouring the concrete mixture into the molds of the foundation wall, it is important that the crew immediately hit the sides with a hammer or a small sled with a rubber head when “hitting” the concrete wall panels. This keeps the concrete moist in a uniform mixture and therefore prevents gaps in the concrete. To avoid cracks, the concrete must be kept wet with a water hose for the next few days, especially if the weather is very dry. The crew will strip the forms for at least 24 hours.