Building Process Video 12

Concrete Slab Reinforcement

Here is the 12th Video in our ongoing Building Process Video Series . This video focuses on the placement of reinforcing steel, particularly rebar, anchor bolts, hold downs, straps and column templates to reinforce concrete.

Concrete slab foundations are a very common foundation type in residential construction, particularly in the Southwest United States. Different areas require different types and degrees of reinforcement. In Southern California, for instance, damage from earthquakes has pushed municipalities and the State to require much more reinforcement than similar building projects in adjacent states.









Step 12: Concrete Slab Reinforcement

Las Vegas Project



BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT
FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING I
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING II
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
VAPOR BARRIER
INTERIOR FORMS
PRESLAB ELECTRICAL

Building Process Videos: Steps 13-

CONCRETE POUR
STRIPPING FORMS
LOT SPINOFF
FRAMING LAYOUT AND PLATE

STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME..





We will be continuing our Building Process Video Series for the next several months. The typical residential project takes 4-6 months, however, our Las Vegas Project is a 10,000 square foot custom home. It will take a total of 12 months to complete. While it may not be exactly what most owner builders are undertaking, it will demonstrate the building process that is common to all projects.

Remember, these videos are brief and fairly general. They are meant to familiarize owner builders with the building process. There is a lot of additional education and experience that an owner builder should seek out before starting their own project. As they say, knowledge is power.

Our goal is to show owner builders that a complicated, enormous custom home is built the in same way, using the same contractors, subcontractors, steps and materials, as the smaller, "simpler" projects that most of us plan to build. Of course, there will be unique challenges that may not apply to an individual's owner builder experience. They will, however, hopefully address another's issues.

I hope the videos are enjoyable and informative. I am still learning how to shoot and edit video. As time goes on, I will probably go back and re-edit some of the videos I have already done.

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