Hi all - This past summer I had a 24' x 30' slab poured 4" thick with a 3'
x 4' by 16' deep at one corner to build a barbecue on it. I was surprised
when I noticed they weren't using any rebar or heavy wire.
The concrete man explained that the rebar wasn't necessary with the new
type concrete with the reinforcing fibers in it. He stated he would put in the
rebar / wire if I wanted it, but it just be a extra expense. I explained to
him that I had put in several pier type tower bases over the years and had
the rebar. His answer to me was he didn't think the rebar would be needed
with the new type concrete, maybe the heavy grid wire but not the rebar. I
figure there is some merit to what he's telling me because he's been in the
concrete business for over 20 years. Something to think about 73's
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