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Reinforcement depth for Jointed Concrete Pavement

Reinforcement depth for Jointed Concrete Pavement

Reinforcement depth for Jointed Concrete Pavement

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Pavement will be used as an entrance for 18 wheeler trucks entering/exiting a warehouse. For the purposes of this question lets assume a typical jointed concrete pavement 8-10" thick with one layer of reinforcement both ways (slab to be on grade or at ground level). What's the general consensus for reinforcement depth? In my office there's a difference in opinion on where rebar would be placed in this scenario...in the lower half it would help with tension obviously but in the upper half it would help with shrinking and temperature cracks.

Anyone have any experience with this or an opinion one way or another?

Thank you

RE: Reinforcement depth for Jointed Concrete Pavement

With a well prepared base and 8" to 10" thick pavement, you probably don't need any reinforcing

RE: Reinforcement depth for Jointed Concrete Pavement

and proofroll the sub=base.

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