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Pouring Concrete Deck in the morning!

Posted by momoxan (My Page) on
Wed, May 25, 11 at 22:44

We are pouring our concrete deck tomorrow and I'm making a fairly pathetic appeal to anyone for any helpful suggestions as to what to watch out for. Sadly, I am less than confident with our GC and know that I will need to advocate for myself as much as possible. It's a rectangular pool with precast concrete coping. We are pouring 4 feet of deck all around. The rebar has been inspected. I just realized though that we never discussed expansion control joints, or the joint between the coping and decking.

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RE: Pouring Concrete Deck in the morning!

Hopefully it went well, since I see I am too late with suggestions. Basically there needs to be #3 rebar about 18" o.c. in the foundation and the rebar should be lifted up as the concrete is poured to allow the rebar to be totally inside the concrete. Expansion joints are necessary, but where depends on the layout...certainly at any 90 degree points. You probably shouldn' go over 10' -12' of area without an expansion joint. There should be 4" drains installed in the deck in areas between the pool and the house

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