The 18,000 square foot L-shaped addition to the FORTA® production and warehouse facility was divided into two large slabs (115 feet x 85 feet and 127 feet x 60 feet) separated by a construction joint using Diamond-Dowels as the load-transfer system. Original contractor plans called for sawcut joints on 15- foot centers, amounting to over 2,150 feet of sawcuts. The use of the FORTA-FERRO® allowed for the elimination of the sawcuts and joint-fi ll, as well as the elimination of the conventional steel reinforcement grid in this 6” thick floor. The FORTA-FERRO® reinforced concrete was placed on a double layer slip-sheet the membrane to allow for movement over the compacted base material. The slab was placed with a laser- screed, finished with a machine-trowel polished surface, and water cured for 7 days. Though slab #2 has developed a crack at approximately 60 feet on the longest side, slab #1 remains crack-free at over five years of age.
- Superior Finish
- Extreme Durability