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Old 07-28-2011, 11:35 PM
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Proper sidewalk construction

A local construction company is replacing the sidewalks from our new road construction. What is the proper way to prep and pour. It seems like they are putting down about 2" of gravel, tamping and then pouring. Is that all that is needed? They will be doing our side of the street starting soon. The other side looks uneven and just plain bad.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:06 PM
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have to have expansion joints
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:04 PM
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That's about right for prep on a concrete sidewalk. The surprise is that they tamped it. Most guys I know just use 2"-4" of pea gravel and just pour on top after raked out.

The real question is how strong is the concrete they are using. If they are using fiber reinforcement, then the thing should stay true and strong.


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Old 07-29-2011, 10:37 PM
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1/2 in rebar 4000 lb per sq inch and expansion joints. Usually they at least do a cut/edge every 4ft w expansion every 12. But more the better
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:51 AM
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Maybe some Steel Wire Remesh
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:14 AM
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1/2 in rebar 4000 lb per sq inch and expansion joints. Usually they at least do a cut/edge every 4ft w expansion every 12. But more the better
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12' is way over kill. More is better huh? How often do you want it? Every 4'? LOL
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:39 PM
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LOL. I know how that can be interpreted. I meant typically i put it in every 3 4 foot sections. The more expansion joints in his sidewalk construction the better to eliminate cracking and freeze thaw problems. I am from NY. So We get a lot of freezing.
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