Clear Cover and Different Types in Reinforcement Concrete

Clear cover arranging on reinforcement is very practical trick that is widely used in the construction. Different areas need different proper quantities in reinforcement concrete. Exposure condition and fire resistance are the main dependents here. Clear Covering uses the minimum distance among the surface of embedded reinforcement and the exterior surface of the concrete. Depth of clear covering is usually calculated with a cover meter.

Clear Cover and Different Types in Reinforcement Concrete

Clear Cover and Different Types in Reinforcement Concrete

Here are the details of this cover you should read about:

For water retaining structures – The cover should vary from 20 mm to 30 mm
For flat slab – The cover should be 20 mm
For slab – The cover will be 15 mm
For column – The  cover should have been 40 mm
For strap beam – The cover should be 50 mm

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