When you build a foundation, as a rule, reinforcement is either boiled or knitted. Every professional builder knows this. But what is better: cooking or knitting for reinforcement? Many people think about it. Let's try to figure it out today, because each method has its pros and cons. It’s easier to cook fittings, besides this is the most common method. But it’s more difficult to knit, but they use this method, as a rule, when you need to get a good foundation, and the soil is very difficult. Today, experts cannot give an exact answer which of the methods is better, so you have to choose based on the advantages and disadvantages.
Cooking fittings: pros and cons
Some experts are of the opinion that the cooking of reinforcement is not suitable for the foundation, while others argue the opposite. It is important to know and remember that when cooking small parts, they are deformed, because of this their strength and stiffness are reduced, and this practically does not affect large parts. As a rule, this method is used in those places where the soil practically does not settle. Since there will be no additional loads on the foundation, therefore, all welding seams will remain in place. And most importantly, using this method, you can work very quickly, but to do the job well you need to select a special technology, or even several. Due to the different technologies of metal cooking, it is possible to reduce the detrimental effect on the foundation. And the work will be done very high quality.
This method is carried out using a wire that will connect the rods at the corners of the structure. It is very easy. After the foundation is erected, it settles on the ground for some time, and the knitting does not prevent the reinforcement from moving, so all the places connected by wire will remain in their places. The knitting method is best used on difficult soils, where cooking just can not do it, and all welded seams will crack. It is also very convenient that you can perform work both on site and in a special workshop. To knit reinforcement does not need a lot of people, just one person. And when applying this method, the strength and stiffness of the reinforcement does not decrease. As you can see, knitting has many advantages, but there is one drawback: it is a long working time.
What to choose: knitting or cooking?
Based on the above, it can be said that tying is best used in the construction of your own small house. And when building a large house, it is better to use cooking, as the rods will be more voluminous - it will be easier to weld than to knit, and this will take much less time. But cooking is not always suitable. If the soil is very mobile, for example, marshland, it is better to use mating, which will provide a mobile connection of the rods.