Concrete floor pour into existing barn

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Old 01-14-20, 12:35 PM
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Concrete floor pour into existing barn

A 48x25' barn has 4-12x25' bays separated by 2.5 inch steel border. I am filling the barn with concrete 2.5 inches thick, with an 18 inch rebar grid. The existing foundation is packed rock. Will this be structurally sound to house tractor and equipment?
 
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Old 01-14-20, 12:58 PM
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Doubtful. 2.5" is not thick enough, especially when you are trying to embed rebar in it. The rebar should be in the middle, not laying on the bottom.
 
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I would be thinking closer to 6" thick for heavy equipment but 4" would be my minimum even for anything.
 
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I agree on at least 4"............
 
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2.5" thick concrete would be bare minimum for foot traffic and even then it would be dependent on a good solid base. I agree 4" would be bare minimum for vehicles and equipment.
 
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thanks for co

Thanks for comments. I will dig down to 4" for the two side wings before pouring and place rebar in middle. Also use a matrix concrete for the mid bay concrete overlay, but stay at 2.5 ".
 
 

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