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- Subject: RE: SLAB - Control Joints in Concrete Sl
- From: "Estes, Kent R." <kent_estes(--nospam--at)wdi.disney.com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 08:58:27 -0700
Just thought that I would throw my two cents in on this. I never allow welded wire fabric for slab on grade reinforcing (I don't work in the residential market). I always specify rebar. I do not use Fibermesh for the following reasons: 1) I have had some long discussions with concrete finishers and they hate it. It tends to "ball" up on the surface and makes finishing very difficult, 2) it leaves a "stringy" or "hairy" finish. Yes, it can be removed with a blow torch, but it is a pain, and 3) if you a using colored concrete, it does not retain the color. I much prefer nylon fibers of which there are several suppliers. I specify this nylon secondary reinforcement for water retaining structures and concrete surfaces that have wheel loads. It actually does increase the toughness and wear resistance of concrete and help mitigate secondary cracks for water retaining structures. I have had good success with it when used in conjunction with regular reinforcing. The other thing about Fibermesh is the experience that is described below with their sales representatives. They tend to be a bit impolite to put it mildly. Kent Estes, S.E. ---------- From: Roger Turk[SMTP:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com] Sent: Sunday, April 26, 1998 1:38 PM To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: RE: SLAB - Control Joints in Concrete Sl I had a Fibermesh salesman storm out of the office in a huff when he asked if I would specify Fibermesh in place of reinforcing and I answered "No." A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural) Tucson, Arizona Dennis Wish wrote: . > If you review the product literature, I believe you will find that the . > company does not recommend the use of Fibermesh as a replacement for . > reinforcement or even WWF to control temperature cracking.
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