Cut dilatations

The significant element that occurs in floors is to make dilatation. The cut dilatations must be planned earlier. Mostly, it is done during the floor design. The spacing of the cuts depends on many factors, but mainly on the type of reinforcement, concrete mix class, slab thickness, and loads. The thickness of the cut should be made up to 1/3 of the floor’s thickness. The crucial element is to have suitable protection of cuts made by bevelling the edge and filling with a permanently elastic material. Every few months, a review of dilatations made should be carried out, and any losses that result from the normal operation process should be completed.