Only recently have I used usenet to help me with my handymanning projects, and I have found it tremendously helpful. Is this something you can see?
Anyways, it's a gate with a concrete pad. I have 2 questions.
q1) On the lip of the pad that is the exposed vertical surface, one sees the cottage cheese from lack of vibrating on the concrete. How do I simulate the action of the bigass vibrators we used to use when pouring into forms?
Still q1) To make it nicer, would I just buy a quikrete mortar mix, and trowel it on?
q2) This is a theoretical question. I have 2, square 4' pads poured under the same conditions with only one difference, in one, the rebar that is in the middle and 3 inches from the edge is tied on one, and on the other the pieces aren't tied at all.
In other words, how does it affect the strength of the buiding system when the rebar is left untied. Under what circumstance would the untied pad fail while the tied one did not?
Alright, thanks for your comment. It's raining here in Albuquerque.
Beautiful rain, like God's own mercy--you'd understand if you worked through the heat I had to to create this gate.