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RE: Slab on grade Crack repairs

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Some engineers limit themselves by convincing themselves that no metter what, they're unqualified. It is simple but is a tedious process:
First ask, then research and investigate, consult with others on the subject, when you feel qualified, give recommendation accordingly.
I guess we disagree, and we have to leave it at that.
Ed Najjarine, SE
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Subject: Re: Slab on grade Crack repairs

In a message dated 3/6/2003 12:55:43 PM Eastern Standard Time, enajjarine(--nospam--at) writes:

Soliciting information over the internet along with comprehensive research on the subject (ACI 224.1R, and other available technical letters on the subject) is very effective, and can provide the necessary information on any subject. We can't simply limit ourselves to what we know best.

I would have to disagree with just about all of the above.  This is a sizeable difference between "not limiting ourselves to what we know best"  and "making recommendations we are unqualified to make".   

I would also note that ACI 224.1 (written in the early 90s) is not really considered "state of the art".  It is, however, a good reference for someone knows very little about concrete repair.

Gail S. Kelley