I started a new thread in the hopes of helping others.
What is the consensus of opinion on concrete floor installation? I'm talking Thickness, Rebar vs. Wire, Foam underlay, Sub-base, Geo-Tec fabric, Troweled joints vs Sawed Joints, Etc, Etc, Etc........... Cost saving measures, Foam underlay, and the type used vs. none, Etc. I understand that Geo-Tec on firmly packed ground, with an 8-10" compacted crusher-run stone base, and 8" of rebar reinforced is ideal, but I want to be realistic, from a homeowner standpoint! I'm thinking 6" of stone, over fabric, and a 5" slab with wire and saw-cut would be adequate. KennyD, I looked through your photo site and saw the 'cutting', but am unsure of the base you used. Also, How deep do you score, if sawed. Do you fill the saw-cuts with silicone after the cut, and seal the whole slab with a commercial sealer?
This will probably be 'Job-One' this Spring, and I want to do it once and right! TIA ~"Scotty"
Also Perimeter drains, footers under door sills, any help is appreciated..........~S