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Wearing Slab

Summary

Wearing Slab - A wearing slab is a structural concrete element providing a flat and level wearing surface to withstand loads, heat and vibration.

Technical Information

All industrial warehouses will have a wearing slab. The thickness of the slab will depend on many factors; such as the foundations, reinforcement, required load bearing capacity etc.

This slab will contain reinforcement to give it tensile stress resistance. It can be formed into panels to better accommodate shrinkage and thermal movement and the panels will normally be attached by joints to allow for load transfer.

In thermally insulated floors, the wearing slab will be on top of an insulation layer and, if included, a base slab and heater mat screed.

Related Definitions

Polished Concrete , Isolation Joints , Jointed Bay , Formwork , Steel Fibre Reinforcement

Resources

The Concrete Society: Technical Report 34; 5.5.
http://www.cement.org/docs/default-source/fc_concrete_technology/durability/is177-concrete-slab-surface-defects-causes-prevention-repair.pdf?sfvrsn=4

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