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When, Where, and How to Make Saw Cuts in Concrete

Feb 06, 2021  Where to Saw-Cut Concrete . Before you start saw cutting concrete, is important to select where these cuts will be done. It is recommended to start saw cuts on or at the center of column lines. Joints shall be spaced at 24 to 36 times the slab thickness but this need to be confirmed by a structural engineer.

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Sawcut Joints in Industrial Slabs Concrete Construction ...

Aug 05, 2008  In general, joint spacing to control drying and thermal shrinkage in industrial slabs should range from 12 to 20 feet in unreinforced and lightly reinforced concrete floors. Joint spacing may vary, depending upon local conditions such as concrete materials and mixes, climate, construction practices, and subgrade or subbase restraint.

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Control Joints in Concrete - When To Cut Spacing - The ...

Jul 28, 2011  Cut joints 25% of the depth of the slab. A 4" thick slab should have joints 1" deep. How to cut joints Groover tools cut joints in fresh concrete. Saw cutting cuts joints as soon as the concrete is hard enough that the edges abutting the cut don't chip from the saw blade.

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Are Sawcuts Required in My Slab? Part 1 - Commercial Slabs ...

Early-entry Dry-cut Process Concrete Saw Slab Reinforcing at Joints. In ACI 360, Section 6.2 – Load transfer mechanisms, the primary, and most effective, method of load transfer across the CJ is the use of smooth dowels. Smooth Dowel Reinforcement Detail from ACI 360 Fig 6.5

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When to Saw Control Joints Concrete Construction Magazine

Dec 01, 1995  Sometimes concrete cracks before the saw can cut the joint without causing raveling. In these cases, consider using a lightweight saw that allows you to cut within a few hours after final concrete finishing. Using this equipment, you can place concrete in the morning, then cut the slab during regular working hours the same day.

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Concrete Control Joints – Proper Spacing, Depth and Timing ...

Oct 10, 2016  It is best to cut joints as early as possible either while finishing with a concrete groover or within 6-18 hours after finishing with a concrete saw. Plan out your control joint spacing 24-36 times the depth of your concrete slab; Always cut off of your corners as soon as possible because this is usually the first place cracking starts

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302.1R-04 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction

In general, the characteristics of the concrete slab surface and the performance of joints have a powerful impact on the serviceability of floors and other slabs. Because the eventual success of a concrete floor installation depends on the mixture proportions and floor finishing techniques used, considerable attention is given to critical ...

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Contraction joints in suspended slabs - Structural ...

Aug 04, 2009  A saw cut joint only works as a contraction joint when you saw cut the concrete before it cracks. This means you have to cut the concrete within hours of casting it (good luck with that). RE: Contraction joints in suspended slabs

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Are Sawcuts Required in My Slab? Part 1 - Commercial Slabs ...

Early-entry Dry-cut Process Concrete Saw Slab Reinforcing at Joints. In ACI 360, Section 6.2 – Load transfer mechanisms, the primary, and most effective, method of load transfer across the CJ is the use of smooth dowels. Smooth Dowel Reinforcement

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Are Sawcuts Required in My Slab? Part 2 - Residential ...

Dec 12, 2019  Early-entry Dry-cut Process Concrete Saw Slab Reinforcing at Joints Sawcut CJ Detail from ACI 360 Fig 6.8. In ACI 332 Section 10.6.2 – Minimum steel reinforcement based on joint spacing, the term “without steel reinforcement” in Table 10.5.2 refers to both plain concrete and concrete

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Rules for Designing Contraction Joints For Construction Pros

May 12, 2020  Rule #9: For joints installed with an early-entry dry-cut saw, joint depth should be 1-1/4 in. with a ± 1/4 in. tolerance for slabs with thicknesses up to 9 in.

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Placing Joints in Concrete Flatwork- Why, How, and When

Early-entry saws are available which may allow cutting to begin within a few hours after placement. Contraction/control joints must be established to a depth of ¼ the slab thickness (Figure 2). Proper joint spacing and depth are essential to effective control of random cracking. Figure 2: Minimum Depth of Contraction Joints

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Contraction Joints in Elevated Slabs

Composite Slabs,” and SDI #30 “Design Manual for Composite Decks, Form Decks, and Roof Decks” do not require the use of contrac-tion joints for elevated structural slabs. Occasionally, however, project specifications require contractors to saw cut contraction joints in elevated slabs. Contraction joints are used in slabs-on-ground

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7 Pavement Joints - IN.gov

Figure 7-8. Keyway Joints Longitudinal sawed joints are cut with a power concrete saw concurrently with the contraction joints. The plans and/or Standards Drawings are required to be checked for the proper depth, width, line, and type of seal. TRANSVERSE CONSTRUCTION JOINTS A transverse construction joint is used when the paving operation is

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302.1R-04 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction

In general, the characteristics of the concrete slab surface and the performance of joints have a powerful impact on the serviceability of floors and other slabs. Because the eventual success of a concrete floor installation depends on the mixture proportions and floor finishing techniques used, considerable attention is given to critical ...

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Contraction joints in suspended slabs - Structural ...

Aug 04, 2009  A saw cut joint only works as a contraction joint when you saw cut the concrete before it cracks. This means you have to cut the concrete within hours of casting it (good luck with that). RE: Contraction joints in suspended slabs

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When to cut control joints in concrete slab? - Concrete ...

Sep 29, 2005  For the first time, he brought up the idea that we should cut control joints. In my reading, I had gotten the impression that this is eldom done in residential basement slabs. Now, hearing that I was concerned not to develop cracks in the slab, the concrete contractor was saying control joints

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Concrete poured and no control joints cut - too late now ...

Jul 13, 2019  Hello all, I have the same issue as Ken. My contractor did not cut the joints. I live in Toronto, Canada. I just done cocrete work. 15×10 and 8×10. Contractor said he added fiber in the concrete. don’t know much about this. it has been 2 days already but contractor did not show up to cut the joint.

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Avoid Cracks By Cutting Control Joints in Concrete ...

May 08, 2018  Control joint cuts are also made once the concrete is poured using a concrete saw, whereas an expansion joint is a predetermined gap created between the pouring of two distinct slabs. A control joint is an intentional point of weakness cut within the slab to

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The Fastest Way To Saw Cut Your Expansion/Contraction ...

#Husqvarnasoff-cutsaw #Sawingconcretefloors #MikedayconcreteThis video will show you the fastest way to saw cut your expansion and contraction joints in conc...

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Concrete Control Joints - How To Minimize Cracking In ...

Properly placed control joints will allow concrete to shrink, expand, and contract, reducing the tendency for it to crack. I've been in the concrete floor business for over 30 years. I've installed thousands of lineal feet of control joints in my concrete floors. Most of the time we saw the joints using an early entry soff-cut saw.

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Control Joints, Expansion Joints and Cold Joints in Concrete

When and how are control joints placed. Control joints are generally placed into the concrete during the finishing process or within 24 hours of being poured. Saw cutting the slab in a pattern (usually just after the concrete has hardened a little) Putting in plastic control joints by hand as they’re pouring the concrete

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Are Sawcuts Required in My Slab? Part 2 - Residential ...

Dec 12, 2019  Early-entry Dry-cut Process Concrete Saw Slab Reinforcing at Joints Sawcut CJ Detail from ACI 360 Fig 6.8. In ACI 332 Section 10.6.2 – Minimum steel reinforcement based on joint spacing, the term “without steel reinforcement” in Table 10.5.2 refers to both plain concrete and concrete

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Avoid Cracks By Cutting Control Joints in Concrete ...

May 08, 2018  Control joint cuts are also made once the concrete is poured using a concrete saw, whereas an expansion joint is a predetermined gap created between the pouring of two distinct slabs. A control joint is an intentional point of weakness cut within the slab

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Types of Concrete Joints and Placing Tips

Feb 20, 2021  When using joint groove for contraction joints, the joint should be a minimum depth of ¼ thickness of the slab. Saw-cut joints should be done within 4 to 12 hours after the concrete has been finished. Keyed joints are not recommended for industrial floors. Dry-cut joints

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7 Pavement Joints - IN.gov

Figure 7-8. Keyway Joints Longitudinal sawed joints are cut with a power concrete saw concurrently with the contraction joints. The plans and/or Standards Drawings are required to be checked for the proper depth, width, line, and type of seal. TRANSVERSE CONSTRUCTION JOINTS A transverse construction joint is used when the paving operation is

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Concrete Control Joints - How To Minimize Cracking In ...

Properly placed control joints will allow concrete to shrink, expand, and contract, reducing the tendency for it to crack. I've been in the concrete floor business for over 30 years. I've installed thousands of lineal feet of control joints in my concrete floors. Most of the time we saw the joints using an early entry soff-cut saw.

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How to Cut Concrete with a Concrete Saw – The Family Handyman

The prospect of cutting concrete can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Most of the battle can be won by simply selecting the right tools. Try a concrete saw. Following is a rundown of common concrete-cutting tasks—from dinky to monster-sized—and the

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AD 347: Saw cutting of composite slabs to control cracking ...

AD 347: Saw cutting of composite slabs to control cracking Posted on July 1, 2010 by NSC2 in Advisory Desk , Technical The purpose of this AD Note is to discuss the issues involved in the use of saw cutting to form crack inducing joints in composite slabs and to emphasise the risks involved and the care needed in practice.

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Control Joints, Expansion Joints and Cold Joints in Concrete

When and how are control joints placed. Control joints are generally placed into the concrete during the finishing process or within 24 hours of being poured. Saw cutting the slab in a pattern (usually just after the concrete has hardened a little) Putting in plastic control joints by hand as they’re pouring the concrete

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Contraction joints in suspended slabs - Structural ...

Aug 04, 2009  A saw cut joint only works as a contraction joint when you saw cut the concrete before it cracks. This means you have to cut the concrete within hours of casting it (good luck with that). RE: Contraction joints in suspended slabs

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When to cut control joints in concrete slab? - Concrete ...

Sep 29, 2005  For the first time, he brought up the idea that we should cut control joints. In my reading, I had gotten the impression that this is eldom done in residential basement slabs. Now, hearing that I was concerned not to develop cracks in the slab, the concrete contractor was saying control joints

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Concrete slabs and control joints BRANZ Build

Aug 01, 2005  BRANZ suggests that a practical alternate way of forming a free joint is to saw-cut the concrete to one half of the thickness of the floor. The saw-cut must be deep enough to ensure any reinforcing passing through the joint is cut through when the slab is cut. In summer, this should be done no later than 24 hours after pouring.

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Sealing expansion and control joints in your concrete ...

Jun 15, 2015  The control joint can be filled with backer rod or even sand. Filling the saw cut is mandatory as control joints are 1/4 the thickness of the concrete. On a 4″ slab, that is a 1″ deep saw cut and nobody want to use that much caulking. Fill the saw cut 1/4″ to 3/8″ below the concrete surface and proceed as above.

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Joints in Concrete Slabs on a Grade — What, why, how ...

These joints are typically not as deep as those obtained by the conventional saw-cut process, but should be a minimum of 1 inch [25 mm] in depth. Conventional saw-cut joints should be run within 4 to 12 hours after the concrete has been finished. Raveling during saw cutting is affected by the strength of the concrete and aggregate characteristics.

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control/expansion joints in radiant heat floor slabs ...

Control or expansion joint These days most concrete installers score the slab with a saw cut @ 1/3 the depth of the slab. Ihis is considered a control joint to stop any cracks from traveling across the entire slab. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Although a crack is a "free' control joint

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