The Ontario Building Code | Reinforcement for Flat Insulating Concrete Form Foundation Walls

9.15.4.5. Reinforcement for Flat insulating Concrete Form foundation Walls

(1) Horizontal reinforcement in flat insulating concrete form foundation walls shall,

(a) consist of,

(i) one 10M bar placed not more than 300 mm from the top of the wall, and

(ii) 10M bars spaced not more than 600 mm o.c., and

(b) be located,

(i) in the inside half of the wall section, and

(ii) with a minimum cover of 30 mm from the inside face of the concrete.

(2) Vertical wall reinforcement in flat insulating concrete form wallhehandyforce.com/interior/basement-renovations/" title ="Toronto Basement renovator">foundationwalls shall,

(a) conform to,

(i) Table 9.15.4.5.A. for 140 mm walls,

(ii) Table 9.15.4.5.B. for 190 mm walls, and

(iii) Table 9.15.4.5.C. for 240 mm walls,

(b) be located in the inside half of the wall section with a minimum cover of 30 mm from the inside face of the concrete wall, and

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(3) Cold joints in flat insulating concrete form foundation walls shall be reinforced with at least one 15M bar spaced not more than 600 mm o.c. and embedded not less than 300 mm on both sides of the joint.

(4) Reinforcing around openings="http://thehandyforce.com/windows/" title ="Window installer in Toronto">openings in flat insulating concrete form wallhehandyforce.com/interior/basement-renovations/" title ="Toronto Basement renovator">foundationwalls shall comply with Article 9.20.17.3. or 9.20.17.4.

Table 9.15.4.5.A.
Vertical Reinforcement for 140 mm Flat insulating Concrete Form foundation Walls

Forming Part of Sentence 9.15.4.5.(2)

Item

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Maximum Height of Finished Ground Above Finished basement floor, m

Minimum Vertical Reinforcement

Maximum Unsupported basement wall Height

2.44 m

2.75 m

3.00 m

1.

1.35

10M at 400 mm o.c.

10M at 400 mm o.c.

10M at 400 mm o.c.

2.

1.60

10M at 400 mm o.c.

10M at 380 mm o.c.

10M at 380 mm o.c.

3.

2.00

10M at 380 mm o.c.

10M at 380 mm o.c.

10M at 380 mm o.c.

4.

2.20

10M at 250 mm o.c.

10M at 250 mm o.c.

10M at 250 mm o.c.

5.

2.35

n/a

10M at 250 mm o.c.

10M at 250 mm o.c.

6.

2.60

n/a

10M at 250 mm o.c.

10M at 250 mm o.c.

7.

3.00

n/a

n/a

10M at 250 mm o.c.

Table 9.15.4.5.B.
Vertical Reinforcement for 190 mm Flat insulating Concrete Form foundation Walls

Forming Part of Sentence 9.15.4.5.(2)

Item

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Maximum Height of Finished Ground Above Finished basement floor, m

Minimum Vertical Reinforcement

Maximum Unsupported basement wall Height

2.44 m

2.75 m

3.00 m

1.

2.20

none required

10M at 400 mm o.c.

10M at 400 mm o.c.

2.

2.35

n/a

10M at 300 mm o.c.

10M at 300 mm o.c.

3.

2.60

n/a

10M at 300 mm o.c.

15M at 400 mm o.c.

4.

3.00

n/a

n/a

15M at 400 mm o.c.

Table 9.15.4.5.C.
Vertical Reinforcement for 240 mm Flat insulating Concrete Form foundation Walls

Forming Part of Sentence 9.15.4.5.(2)

Item

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Maximum Height of Finished Ground Above Finished basement floor, m

Minimum Vertical Reinforcement

Maximum Unsupported basement wall Height

2.44 m

2.75 m

3.00 m

1.

2.20

none required

none required

none required

2.

2.60

n/a

15M at 400 mm o.c.

15M at 400 mm o.c.

3.

3.00

n/a

n/a

15M at 400 mm o.c.