Should have been steel reinforcing in the cement under the tile?
I was at a 14th floor apartment being remodeled. 18" square, ~1/2"
thick, marble-like tile being put down in the living room. They ran
out of tile so we could see the edge of what had been done. About 1"
of cement beneath the tile.
AIUI, underneath everything is a concrete floor. Isn't that true for
any 16-story, 40-year old building?
Someone commented that there should have been steel reinforcing in the
cement under the tile? Is that true?
That's what I thought. One of my family members said otherwise, and I
was checking out how much he knows.
(It was someone on the other side of the family of course, an in-law.
:-) My brother doesn't know the answer but he woudln't speculate
about what he doesn't know. That's why he's the only M.D. I really
Yeah, but because the contractors ran out of tile with only 4 pieces
yet to put down, I thought some wire mesh might be sticking out. Or
at least my brother's grown step-son must have thought so. But he's
a pretty nice guy, and my brother could have done a lot worse.
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