Slabs on Grade Article in Frame Building News by Terry Feldmann, PE

How thick should I pour my floor? Do I need reinforcing? Which type of reinforcement is best? How much load can I put on it? Will my fork truck crack it? Do I really need joints in my floor? Should I install a polyethylene vapor barrier or vapor retarder underneath the whole slab? What about insulation? Do I need rock underneath? And how much do all these things matter?

Our very own Terry Feldmann, PE, along with Alan Schambach, PE, from FBi Buildings Inc., discuss this topic in the new issue of Frame Building News as published by the Construction Magazine Network. 

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