Designers often specify the use of distributed steel (welded wire fabric or small-diameter reinforcing bars) in the upper half of concrete floors on ground. It's used to prevent random cracks from widening.
Deteriorated joints are the most troublesome problem for plant engineers at warehouses. Four common joint problems were described in the August 1988 issue of Concrete Construction. This article shows how to solve those problems before owner occupancy. For successful repairs, keep the following principles in mind:
A floor joint is an interruption in an otherwise smooth surface. In an industrial floor, the joint needs to be protected from hard wheels. By filling rather than sealing it, you protect the edges of the joint from damage.