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Do you put rebar in sidewalks?
Last Updated: 8th July, 2021
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Likewise, is rebar necessary for sidewalk?
For a sidewalk, keep it simple and either use nothing, or just a few stick of rebar. No need to make it any harder than you have to.
do you need wire mesh in concrete sidewalk? Now in a sidewalk, typically they don't put metal mesh in; they don't put the mesh in there. And with a sidewalk, you usually pour it in more narrow pieces and you put expansion joints about every six feet or so or eight feet or so; so that if the slabs of concrete want to start to move, they don't crack.
Furthermore, how do you lay rebar on a sidewalk?
Since wire mesh is more to prevent lateral movement, lay down 3/8-in. rebar to add strength in the vertical, downward direction of the concrete. To bend the rebar into shape, have one person hold up the end of the rebar while the other walks down along the length. Together, bend it to the curve of the walkway.
Does concrete have to have rebar?
Not all surfaces need concrete rebar reinforcement, but adding it makes concrete stronger and more resistant to large cracks. Without rebar reinforcement, concrete is highly prone to cracks due to tension forces. Rebar helps prevent cracks from growing wider largely by preventing cracked slabs from moving apart.