Construction Performance Guidelines
NO REINFORCEMENT IN BASEMENT CONCRETE SLAB
Unless the slab is specifically intended and designed to be a structural slab, reinforcing or mesh is not required.
One-Year - Work and Materials. Seven-Year - Major Structural Defect
Where a structural slab is not reinforced as required by the design, repairs shall be made; otherwise no action is required.
Concrete slabs in basements shall conform to the Building Code. Reinforcing of concrete slabs is not usually necessary unless unusual design or construction conditions are encountered. See Also: 14.3 NO REINFORCEMENT IN GARAGE SLAB.