Using Rebar to Prevent Corner Cracks in a Concrete Pour

Using Re-bar to prevent corner cracks in problem areas of a concrete pad.
Prevent corner cracks by using rebar prior to your concrete pour.

If you did not know this trick already, you will be happy to know it now. When pouring concrete, you can strengthen and prevent corner cracks by taking advantage of this little time. By placing two 12″ to 14″ lengths of rebar into the pour as shown in the picture. Inside corners often crack and this reinforcement helps minimize the likelihood for cracks.

— Doug Bannister, formerly of The Stamp Store,
Oklahoma City, OK

About Doug Bannister

Doug Bannister, formerly of The Stamp Store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was once one of the most active professionals in the decorative concrete industry. While building a successful supply store with a strong internet presence that led the way to e-commerce, he has also served the industry unselfishly. Doug has inspired many contractors with his depth of knowledge and experience. He is also known for his commitment to adherence to industry standards. Additionally, he brings an ethical approach to business and has an outstanding work ethic. He has worked tirelessly to improve standards and professionalism in the decorative concrete business and has served organizations in the larger concrete industry. He is a member of the Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame.

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