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Then in our design of foundations, do we take measures
to insure that the concrete doesn't crack?  JPRiley

--- Charley Hamilton <chamilto(--nospam--at)uci.edu> wrote:

> Rich -
> 
> Although I haven't seen studies or other direct
> evidence that this
> is a bad practice, I would be inclined to reject it
> for the same
> reasons you cite.  If nothing else, the rebar stakes
> are prone to
> corrosion and will then provide a moisture path
> directly from the
> corroded bar to the attached reinforcement.
> 
> Just my opinion,
> 
> Charley
> 
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