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Concrete under silage pit help please
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kipps
Posted 7/11/2019 15:21 (#7609041 - in reply to #7608916)
Subject: RE: Concrete under silage pit help please



Madison Co. Virginia
BOGTROTTER - 7/11/2019 14:43
finally the concrete design engineer said to propose to the landowner and contractor that we eliminate the steel all together...


Not unheard of in a farm setting. Pour it thicker and skip the rebar. Often, like you say, the concrete is just making a long-used and well-graveled space a little more convenient. Thus, it's very well compacted over the years already. A few cracks and even some lateral shifting isn't the end of the world.
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