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From: Francis.Ang(--nospam--at) <Francis.Ang(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Monday, July 05, 1999 5:31 PM
Subject: Concrete Slab Cracking

>Yesterday, I visited the site of a new Toyota Dealership in Manila Bay
>(Toyota Manila Bay) which is a reclaimed area in the Philippines. I noticed
>that the slabs (which are anchored to the tiebeams and pile caps) are
>suffering from cracks.

How does the pattern of cracking relate to supporting tiebeams and pilecaps?
If the outlines of these members are reflected by the crack pattern then
structural causes (soil expansion, understrength, overload) . If not,
shrinkage/temperature are the likely culprit.