Rebar

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Florida County Prepares To Tear Down An Abandoned Project

They’ve stood empty and half-finished since 2006. Now, the county is ready to tear the houses down. More

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Stainless Steel and Rebar

Q: Can stainless steel tie wire be used with standard rebar? More

Rod Chomper RCBE-6
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Rod Chomper RCBE-6

Trade professionals often talk about 'the right tool for the job.' When it comes... More

Adding to an Existing Slab Foundation
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Adding to an Existing Slab Foundation

An engineered schedule of epoxied rebar pins reinforces the joints. More

A Pier-and-Beam Foundation For a Coastal Site
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A Pier-and-Beam Foundation For a Coastal Site

Where unstable soil and periodic tidal flooding are a concern, helical piers... More

Underpinning a Foundation
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Underpinning a Foundation

Before adding new living space above an existing garage, make sure the footings... More

Fixing a Bowed Basement Wall
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Fixing a Bowed Basement Wall

Q. A foundation wall in my customer's two-story home has a 2-inch bow in the... More

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Why Doesn't a Post-Tensioned Slab Buckle?

Q: Is it possible that a post-tensioned garage slab could literally buckle in half when the tendons are tensioned, or does rebar in the slab prevent that from happening? Also, why are these types of slabs so common in Las Vegas? Is it because of the soil? More

Repairing a Bulging Foundation
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Repairing a Bulging Foundation

A veteran contractor shares his method of repairing damaged foundations with... More

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Q&A: Reinforcing a Slab Over Disturbed Soil

Q. I need to pour a thickened-edge slab foundation for a two-story garage apartment across a recently dug 2-foot-wide utility trench. The backfill over the trench has subsided, and I'm concerned that the foundation may sag and crack at that point. Can I add rebar to the slab to span this area, or is it better to mechanically compact the trench area? More

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