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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:34 am 
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Is this "circular mesh wire spacer" suitable for reinforcment of the bottom of a concrete countertop? Judging by my search results for "masonry block ladder wire", this wire is used to reinforce walls and a YouTube video I watched suggested that "masonry block ladder wire" is good for reinforcing concrete countertops.


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I guess I'll just use rebar then.


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Don't be surprised that there were no responses, after all concrete worktops are still pretty rare in the UK AFAIK.

The "standard" way that I've seen advised is to use conventional welded wire "mesh" - the sort of stuff used for doing large concrete floors as it is cheap, readily available and easily processed (cut and sized, welded, etc). It should also be possible to cut a single piece to support the entire worktop in a single piece. Masonry block ladder is far narrower and AFAIK is of thinner section, so I doubt that you'll get anywhere near the same strength from it. I haven't built one yet (a concrete worktop), but I have read a couple of books on the subject and I have a goodly chunk of my working life in the construction industry where steel mesh re-enforced floors are quite common and it seems to work there

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