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Slab on grade thickness
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Slab on grade thickness
- From: "Yi Yang" <YI(--nospam--at)summit-sr.com>
- Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 15:24:20 -0800
In Chapter 22 of the
ACI318-05, section 22.4.8 indicates that the thickness of plain concrete footing
should be h+2". However in the earlier section, 126.96.36.199, it excludes
soil-supported slabs unless they transmit vertical loads or lateral forces from
other parts of the structure to the soil.
If I have a plain
concrete slab-on-grade (reinforcing for shrinkage), supporting fork lift wheel
loads, and some equipment support column loads (tanks, racks), do I need to
design the slab (for example, using the PCA method) then add two inches to that
Thanks for any