We plan to start building the pizza oven in 3-4 weeks from now, and husband finally settled on his oven (Cortile Barile).
We are currently in the process of getting our patio extended very soon, and we will be building on the outermost corner of the patio. I know the normal pour for the concrete slab is 4". We told the concrete guy we wanted to build a pizza oven in the corner of the patio, so they agreed to have reinforced that corner 6’x8’ an extra 4", so making it about an 8" slab. They also said they will reinforce that are with a tighter rebar grid in that 6’x8’ since we mentioned it needed withstand about 1000lbs.
So here is my question about modifying the base. With an 8" slab basically, would the concrete be able to handle the oven weight if we decide not to put rebar into the concrete slab like this step?
We will still put rebar into the cinderblocks and fill the cores like the steps afterwards
and most likely fill in all cores of the bottom block cores if needed. Thoughts? Building in Texas if location matters.