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Joints in Slab on Grade
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Joints in Slab on Grade
- From: "Mike Zaitz" <mzaitz(--nospam--at)hgbd.com>
- Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 07:39:36 -0400
people's opinions on showing the joints (control and construction) on the slab
plan? In the past we have typically laid out a jointing plan with the
construction joints marked. We then allow the contractor to use control or
construction joints for all other joints shown at his option. After having
a few problems with cracks in slabs, and desires by the contractors to change
the layout, we are starting to re-examine our methods. One idea is to
not show any joints on the plan and let the contractor lay out his jointing plan
with some guidelines for the layout in the notes. I am wondering how many
follow this practice? I have seen plans in the past that follow this
method and I am very curious how well they work.
On a side note is
anyone having problems with the search engine for the archives. Tried to
use it and did not get any returns for anything I entered. It has done
this to me before but I just dismissed it.