Joint Free Slabs On Grade - An Innovative Approach To The Construction Of Large Area Floor Slabs

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Title: Joint Free Slabs On Grade - An Innovative Approach To The Construction Of Large Area Floor Slabs

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Date: 2/13/2011

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Building Innovations’ joint free slab on grade system has been in the market place for almost three years and is attracting a lot of interest from all in the building industry, particularly engineers, builders and developers. It is a system for the construction of vast areas of slab on grade floors without any of the traditional formed and sawn shrinkage control joints. A crack induction grid is used to induce a closely spaced network of fine cracks throughout the slab area that do not need to be reflected through applied floor finishes. Joint free slabs are very popular in retail centres and supermarkets where the installation and maintenance of cover strips installed over traditional control joints is both costly and troublesome. Joint free slabs can be readily constructed at the rate of 1,500 to 2,000 square metres per day per crew, delivering substantial savings in construction time as well as cost.


Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.

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