A floating slab foundation is one in which the concrete that forms the foundation for a house is poured right on top of the ground. This type of foundation works most effectively o...
. Example of slab on grade foundation. Raft slab house foundation in
cyclonic area, Northern Australia.
Information on the 3 types of concrete foundations: T-Shaped, Slab-on-grade
foundation, Frost Protected.
The requirements for a slab foundation are similar: a sturdy footing and a vapor-
proofed, reinforced-concrete pad sitting on a bed of compacted crushed stone.
Recent news from Kansas provides a harsh reminder that building codes are often inadequate, at least when it comes to requirements for concrete slab foundations
. The proposed changes to the building code will require soil testing and stronger foundations
, and building ... More »
Feb 20, 2013 ... Whether to build a residence on a concrete slab or conventional crawlspace
foundation is a common decision homeowners must make.
Slabs, basements and crawl spaces are the three main foundation systems used
on houses. In wet and coastal areas, it is sometimes common to put houses up ...
Slab, crawlspace or basement? Even though the foundation is one of the most
important components of your home, there is often little choice in the matter.
Jan 24, 2013 ... In many domestic and industrial buildings a thick concrete slab, supported on
foundations or directly on the subsoil, is used to construct the ...
Slab or crawl-space foundations present about the same number of advantages
and disadvantages, so the choice you make largely depends on your personal ...