Specification Floor Flatness on and Control of Concrete


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Title: Specification Floor Flatness on and Control of Concrete

Author(s): Allen Face

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 56-63

Keywords: concrete construction; concrete slabs-floors; measuring instruments; specifications: tolerances (mechanics).

Date: 2/1/1984

Flatness tolerance specifications commonly applied to concrete floors are often unrealistic. As a result, both the owners and contractors continue to bear appreciable risks regarding the acceptability of newly installed floor slabs. With a growing demand for flatter floors in building construction, the industry must ad-dress the shortcomings of current requirements and provide meaningful and enforceable standards.