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Title: Concrete Q & A: Concrete Toppings

Author(s): Scott Tarr

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 35

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 83-84


Date: 8/1/2013

Q. Our client is repurposing a warehouse from light storage to heavy storage, but the current slab-on-ground is inadequate for the forklift truck traffic required in the new application. We’re planning to enhance the slab using a topping course with a vapor retarder (membrane) between the two concrete layers. I anticipate that some random cracking may occur. Do you see any other areas of concern?

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