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Pervious Concrete and RebarDavid LiguoriPervious in Paradise 2014

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You put rebar in pervious concrete, right?

Dont you Love it when someone asks.

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You can put rebar in pervious concrete, right?Dont All high quality slabs have rebar?

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You can put rebar in pervious concrete, right?Dont All high quality slabs have rebar?What will stop the slab from falling apart without rebar?

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You can put rebar in pervious concrete, right?Dont All high quality slabs have rebar?What will stop the slab from falling apart without rebar?You need rebar to prevent vertical displacement, dont you?

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Function of rebar in slabs on grade (SOG)Crack controlMinimize vertical displacement

Rebar in SOG is considered secondary reinforcement as it does not increase the compressive or flexural strength of the slab

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STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF EPOXY-COATED BARS

*Quality and consolidation of the surrounding concrete had an important influence on the corrosion of epoxy-coated bars. More corrosion was observed at surfaces surrounded by less dense, very porous concrete with more and larger voids.

*CORROSION PERFORMANCE OF EPOXY-COATED REINFORCEMENTMACROCELL TESTS CORROSION PERFORMANCE OF EPOXY-COATED REINFORCEMENTMACROCELL TESTS by Khaled Z. Kahhaleh, Enrique Vaca-Corts, James O. Jirsa, Harovel G. Wheat, and Ramn L. Carrasquillo Texas Dept of Transportation Nov 1998

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Will pervious concrete flow around rebar?

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Will pervious concrete flow around rebar?No, it must be hand packed

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Will pervious concrete flow around rebar?No, it must be hand packedIs that possible?

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Will pervious concrete flow around rebar?No, it must be hand packedIs that possible? If so is it practical?

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BAPC Technical Services Division70x70 ~ 5,000sqft ~ 6,500 lin ft rebar

Will pervious concrete flow around rebar?No, it must be hand packedIs that possible? If so is it practical? Is it effective?

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Air Pocket

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Air pockets due to lack of consolidation around the bars may actually weaken the slab,

Exactly the opposite of rebars intended purpose

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Successful hand packing around rebar

Requires two lifts Is highly Labor intensive and time consumingSignificantly increases the amount of time the slab is exposed

All of which dramatically increase the cost of the installation as well as the risk of failure

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Getting the concrete where you need it

how many chutes do you use?

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Is Rebar Even Necessary in SOG ?Steel reinforcement actually increases the number of cracks by restraining shrinkage and creating additional stress forces within the slab.

ACI 330R-08 Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots: Reinforcing steel is not required or recommended for rigid pavements

San Francisco prohibits the use of rebar in city sidewalks

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For slabs on grade with a properly prepared subgrade and base, proper control joint design, proper mix design and section thickness, proper placement, finishing, and curing will do more to achieve good performance from the slab than rebar of any type .

Is Rebar Even Necessary in SOG ?

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Is Rebar Necessary In Pervious Concrete ?

Less water along with aggregate to aggregate contact means less shrinkage, and therefore less shrinkage cracks

Adequate Sub base thickness is critical to performance of any SOG

Pervious concrete typically has a better prepared, thicker sub base section, which results in more structural stability

Aggregate interlock more effective due to course nature of pervious concrete

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Alternative Reinforcement Method;Macro Fibers

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