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I need help with a design poured concrete floor over a

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I need help with a design for a poured concrete floor over a basement area. The space is 10' wide, outside to outside, and 30' long, outside to outside. I have a few designs I have reviewed, and need some guidance with selecting the most cost efficient design and will also need some design details.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Hello

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

How are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you. I can review your designs and help you with selecting the most cost effective. If you need details I can provide that as an additional service.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Here is a sketch with some detail, and a another page with a few options I have been looking at
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I would like to use the I-beam design, but am not sure about what size beams to use and what the spacing would be. I need the slab to be </= 8.5"
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

If you're pouring a concrete slab anyway, eliminating the beams and using a more robust slab with more reinforcing will be more cost effective

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The third or bottom photo of the page I sent would be the suggested method?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Yes. It will be

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
As the walls are already poured, could you provide the details for necessary forms and rebar spacing? If so, how much would that cost?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Yes, I can provide that information and a couple detail sketches. I'm not allowed to discuss cost in the chat, but I will submit the offer for you to consider. If you accept the offer, I will have a few more questions for you and can provide all information by 9 pm EST.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

It will include concrete strength, slab thickness, rebar size and spacing for top and bottom in both directions, and connection to the existing wall.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Okay. Sounds good.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

I submitted the offer. It will take several hours to complete, so if you accept I'll have it to you around 9.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I need to figure out why it won't process my payment after I click the accept button.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

You can contact customer service about that. I don't have anything to do with the billing portion

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

If you intend to accept the offer, let me know and I'll get started.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Do you have any other questions for me on this topic? If you could rate my answer, I would appreciate it.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Hello, do you still need help with this?

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