Concrete Blog The concrete steel blog keep you up-to-date with new additions and changes to web site. You can subscribe here en-us Concrete Thu, 31 May 2018 01:15:13 -0400 Thu, 31 May 2018 01:15:13 -0400 May 31, New Addition - Crawl Space Foundation Tonga, I'm in the planning stages of expanding my home to accommodate a great room that will have a cathedral ceiling. My home has a crawl space foundation Thu, 31 May 2018 01:15:01 -0400 Jul 24, apartment complex balcony and stairs I've got ten balconys and stairs to build for a low Income apartment complex. there are no plans for this project.what I have come up with is Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:45:28 -0400 Jun 21, Spanned concrete strength and support deflection I have a stamped concrete porch that spans approximately 12' by 40'. The concrete was poured on metal decking with 4 angle irons supporting Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:58:21 -0400 Jan 24, Uneven Floor Slab, Flawed Construction? Question: My wife and I purchased a condo in 2012. The den floor which is concrete on grade (no basement) is very uneven. We have had a concrete expert Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:54:05 -0500 Nov 9, Shear walls and Clerestories We want to build a small office addition to our detached garage. If we put a clerestory (glass just under the roof) all around on all four sides, Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:02:44 -0500 Aug 9, Steel Support for 4 Inch Slab As a steel estimator my concrete knowledge is little or none, but I have a contractor that has asked for a number on providing beam and pour Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:24:59 -0400 Aug 9, Thickness of Concrete pad needed I'm installing a water tank with an 8 foot diameter. It will weigh 20,000 pounds when full. I want to put it on a pad 10 feet by 10 feet. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:36:00 -0400 Aug 9, Steel Posts Embedded in Concrete & Block wall I like your website but I still have 3 questions: 1. How do you cap a block retaining wall with ?” thick steel to provide the substrate to anchor Sat, 9 Aug 2014 16:55:33 -0400 Jul 6, Compacting "overdig" under footing Naturally, at the excavated elevation of my footing, there were several large fieldstones. I had to dig lower than intended to remove them and Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:19:09 -0400 May 7, How do you add a footer to a carport to garage conversion with walls already in place? I would like to know how to fix a carport to garage conversion that was done without permits and has no continuous footer? Is it possible to Wed, 7 May 2014 23:32:58 -0400 Jan 22, Concrete Piers Above Floor Slabs I have a project that requires the placement of 6 steel columns. We cannot penetrate the existing basement slab. Can a reinforced pier be constructed Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:57:05 -0500 Jan 7, Above ground monolithic detached garage slab and rebar I have had a contractor to construct a 14' x 20' d detached garage. It has trusses and is framed on 16 . The area was filled with slate type Tue, 7 Jan 2014 21:31:52 -0500 Dec 31, Shoring Concrete Slab on Grade How should you shore a concrete slab, before cutting the slab, that is on grade beams when there is a load on the floor approximately 12 away Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:12:08 -0500 Dec 12, Garage Floor & Steel Beam Support I'm in the process of designing a house for a challenging lot which will require a garage suspended well above grade. The garage and part of Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:14:53 -0500 Nov 23, Footing size Will a 24 inch wide, 8 inch thick, Footer work on my two story home when we don't know the soil condition. The Blue Prints say around 14 inch Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:28:31 -0500 Sep 10, suspended concrete slab with steel beam over metal deck I'm planning a small two story garage with a living space (recording studio) in the basement with a suspended concrete floor on the main level. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:41:23 -0400 Sep 1, Footing to support 20,000 pounds water Hi ,how deep does concrete have to be for a 16 by 16 floor to hold 20,000 pounds of water for fish on half of it ? Answer: Thanks for visiting Sun, 1 Sep 2013 02:09:45 -0400 Jul 27, Suspended Garage Slab We have a block wall foundation that measures 21'4X20' with a block wall dividing the 21'4 side. Block is 8 with the cores poured with rebar Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:09:04 -0400 Jun 22, Suspended concrete deck cover I am building a suspended concrete deck using angle iron as a border. How do I keep the concrete and/or water from running underneath and down Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:09:11 -0400 May 5, Appropriate footing size based on column load If the soil bearing capacity is 2,500 lbs/sf and the column load on a footing is 15,000 lbs., calculate the appropriate size of the footing in Sun, 5 May 2013 00:23:44 -0400 May 4, Building stair stringers, Structural steel channel, Steel channel sizes standard steel sections that are normally used for building stair stringers include steel c channel, miscellaneous (MC) steel channel Sat, 4 May 2013 13:04:33 -0400 May 3, Concrete Footings, Footing Detail, Spot Footing Detail concrete footings and foundation plans below is one of the projects I came across that needed value engineering of all the concrete work including slabs Fri, 3 May 2013 00:47:45 -0400 Apr 30, I beam requirements calculation I followed thru with Lou's example calculation of I beam size for supporting concrete ceiling-- but find myself questioning my results... I Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:10:12 -0400 Apr 24, Basement wall bottom plate on uneven concrete I was under the impression wall base plates should be attached to basement concrete floors with lag bolts. The builder in my case pressed the Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:09:07 -0400 Apr 20, ROOF TRUSS HEIGHT ROOF TRUSS 6/12 PITCH WHAT IS THE HEIGHT FROM BOTTOM CORD TO THE HIGHEST POINT answer: The actual height of any truss depends on the width of Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:10:17 -0400 Jan 26, Angle Iron size and thickness WHAT SIZE AND THICKNESS OF ANGLE IRON WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR SUPPORTING A 3-5 GRANITE VENNER WALL 5' HIGH. THIS ANGLE IRON WOULD BE SET IN Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:09:10 -0500 Jan 25, Are there soil requirements for substrate of monolithic We have a monolithic slab that cracked and there is displacement on one portion of 1 inch. We had a soil engineer check the substrate and they Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:56:53 -0500 Jan 18, Monolithic foundation on a slight slope I am thinking of using a monolithic foundation for my shop, but there is about a 1 foot drop in elevation where we will be locating it. Will Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:29:41 -0500 Jan 11, Block wall on existing slab I have an old existing slab that is 11 x 16 ft 4 thick. At one time I had a metal shed on it but it got rusty and we tore it down. I want to Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:37:14 -0500 Jan 8, monolithic conrete slab cross section 12 by 13 feet of slab, i want to know the main bars and transversal bar? Answer: Hi Johnson, thanks for visiting The Tue, 8 Jan 2013 23:56:55 -0500 Dec 15, Beam Connection Detail Hi, I am designing a house and I have 3 main beams in the basement that the I-Joist set on top of. The beams will set down in the concrete. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 01:55:38 -0500 Nov 30, concrete slab compaction, settlement, and cracking My builder is going to use sand as the top layer for a concrete slab for my new home. And he said that the tractor will compact the soil, so Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:50:28 -0500 Nov 26, Live and Dead Load for a thin conc slab On a pedestrain footbridge, what would the expected LIVE and DEAD loads on a series of concrete slab (1.550m x 1.550m) support on two RSJ's with Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:42:10 -0500 Oct 28, Basement house I'm thinking about building 900sq ft basement and will live in it for a while before finishing the top of house later down the road. What would Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:00:18 -0400 Oct 13, Steel Detail for Concrete Footing I am building fire escape. There is no steel detail included in the plans. We have no clue what the description is calling for. It reads 18W Sat, 13 Oct 2012 23:38:34 -0400 Oct 13, Collapsing roof trusses have a tiled roof over the small building circa 4 meters square, that houses my oil tanks. The roof is conventionally pitched with a dozen wooden trusses Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:55:54 -0400 Sep 2, Mow Strip/Mow Curb/Continuous Footing Can you tell me the difference between the terms: Mow Strip Mow Curb Continuous Footings as it might pertain to a fence project? Is there Sun, 2 Sep 2012 10:26:04 -0400 Aug 19, what is the capacity of ST4x4x.250 I need to reinforce an old platform will be 20x12 feet 3 post 4x4x.250 in each side 3beam across ST4x4x.250. What is the capacity 8 feet high? Sun, 19 Aug 2012 01:58:25 -0400 Aug 17, Monolithic pour I want to do a monolithic pour for an addition the crawl space is 40 there will be an 8deep by 24 wide footer and poured with a 4 slab this is Fri, 17 Aug 2012 01:08:41 -0400 Aug 10, thickness of concrete on metal decking I am pouring a slab on a suspended metal deck. I am using Three inch decking with a maximum span of nine feet. The steel supplier told me I Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:46:38 -0400 Jul 25, Concrete slab tools I am planning to pour concrete slab at my backyard. Can you tell me the tools and material i need. Answer: Hi Ron, Below are some of the tools Wed, 25 Jul 2012 01:46:29 -0400 Jul 20, Monolithic construction of beam and slabs For construction of beams and slab which method will be successful monolithic or non monolithic. Answer: Hi Qamar, thanks for visiting Both Fri, 20 Jul 2012 07:14:49 -0400 Jun 5, Are load bearing walls bolted down? Are load bearing walls required to be bolted down to the foundation wall or concrete slab? Answer: Not necessarily but it depends on the location Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:08:06 -0400 Jun 1, footing/foundation cross section I am general contacting my own house. I have extensive building experience from the after framing stage onward, so I have hired a contractor to Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:00:00 -0400 May 25, Pouring a Concrete Slab, Diy Concrete Slab, Cement Floors you are pouring a concrete slab for cement floors or concrete patio slab it is extremely important to make sure everything is ready prior to the cement truck pull up to your project. You don’t want Fri, 25 May 2012 10:03:58 -0400 May 23, Framing a House, House Framing Instructions, House Framing a house or the house framing trade is the most difficult which explains why it takes the longest to complete. Framing is also the most costly of all residential construction trades. In fact th Wed, 23 May 2012 12:11:14 -0400 May 23, Roof framing, Framing floors, Framing walls framing timber frame homes or wooden frame houses the top priority for framers is to get to roof framing as soon as possible. But to begin the roof joist or roof truss installation, framing floor Wed, 23 May 2012 11:01:45 -0400 May 23, Load bearing wall, Removing load bearing wall, Shear wall doing house remodel be very careful with removing load bearing wall (LBW). LBW is a wall that carries load from floors, roof, and other walls above. These LB walls can be made from wood stud, met Wed, 23 May 2012 08:32:51 -0400 May 22, Removing load bearing wall, Shear wall, Removing walls removing load bearing wall there must be a beam that needs to be designed to carry all the loads that the wall carries. This beam has to be on site ready to install before removing walls. Mater Tue, 22 May 2012 02:15:41 -0400 May 17, Shear Walls, Shear Wall Construction, Load Bearing Wall walls nailing is a huge part of shear wall construction which can be very different from framing walls such as load bearing wall or non-bearing wall. Going thru the important components that mak Thu, 17 May 2012 13:39:54 -0400 May 17, Shear Wall, Wall Framing, Framing Walls, Framing a House primary function of a Shear wall is to resist lateral forces being exerted on the building by wind and/or earthquake. While wall framing focuses on stud arrangements and layout, it is important to Thu, 17 May 2012 13:34:07 -0400 小说区图片区综合久久