[TowerTalk] Ground Rod Through Basement Floor

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 29 16:02:09 PDT 2011

On 8/29/11 9:10 AM, Dick Flanagan wrote:
> If your basement floor was poured with a wire grid you can tie into that
> for a Ufer ground.

Interesting idea...

You'd have to find the grid to be able to drill a hole to be able to 
connect to it.  Had I not had a below slab leak a couple years ago, I 
wouldn't be to sanguine about being able to do this.  But, after seeing 
the guys find the tensioning cables and the leaking pipe, from the top 
of the slab, and cut a 1 foot square hole directly above the leak, 
missing the tensioning cables, I think it's doable.

You'd need to find a good way to connect to the rebar/grid, though.

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