FAQs

»  How far can I span without a beam?
»  What design load do I need for my building?
»  What thickness of Spancrete® hollow core plank do I need?
»  Where can I cut holes in my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  How do I cut holes in my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  How do I anchor to the underside of my Spancrete hollow core plank?
»  How do I support my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  How do I connect to a block/concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall?
»  How do I connect to steel?
»  Where do I find connection details?
»  Can I put a wall or column on my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  Do I need to fill the core ends?
»  How can I finish the underside of my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  How do I finish off the top of my Spancrete® hollow core plank?
»  What is the specification for structural topping?
»  How much would Spancrete® hollow core plank cost for my project?
»  In what sizes is Spancrete® hollow core Plank offered?
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»   How do I cut holes in my Spancrete hollow core plank?

Holes can be core drilled or cut with a concrete saw. Larger openings are cut with a walk behind concrete saw. It is important to cut the holes only AFTER the plank has been erected and the grouted keyways have cured. In some cases, large openings are framed with a steel header. Be sure to get engineering approval before cutting any opening. Contact your local Spancrete Sales Representative for more information.

Span Notes (stored as PDFs):

Planning for openings in Spancrete®
Cutting and drilling openings in Spancrete® is easy


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