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What is a slab foundation?

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It is a flat piece (slab) of concrete sitting on compacted soil or stone, usually meaning there is no basement. These generally only appear in areas where the ground does not freeze frequently.

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Which is better a crawl space foundation or concrete slab foundation?

without knowing your climate, the best would be a crawl space with a concrete slab.


What is solid slab?

A solid slab is either solid concrete foundation or a flat solid wood door as opposed to a hollow core or a panel door.


Can a slab on grade be a floating slab?

In laymen's terms, yes. Many people use the terms Slab-on-grade & Floating Slab interchangeably. However, architects, engineers, and construction workers may have a more refined interpretation. Most commonly, a Slab-on-grade construction refers to a foundation in which the a concrete slab (also most commonly thickened at the perimeter) rest directly on grade (aka ground). Where as a Floating Slab foundation refers to a concrete slab resting directly on the grade independently placed within a stem wall (aka foundation wall), which extends down to the depth of the local frost line, running around the entire perimeter. The walls of the building/structure are then built upon this "stem wall". This latter type of construction creates a 'heat bubble' so that the floor is not as subject to the expansion due to frost and secures the structures walls by being supported below the frost line.


What is neck column in construction?

In construction a column neck is part of the slab foundation. It is put in place to help stabilize the concrete.


Where is the stepped strip foundation used?

A stepped strip foundation is often used on a sloping site where the steps allow the foundation to follow the slope without too much excavation, when compared with excavations and retaining walls. A floor structure that spans between perimeter strip foundations , whether over intermediate piles or not, also minimises excavation, when compared with a slab on grade or slab on fill floor.

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Which is better a crawl space foundation or concrete slab foundation?

without knowing your climate, the best would be a crawl space with a concrete slab.


Can mud injection equipment be used to repair a leak in a slab on grade foundation?

Yes, mud injection can be used to repair a leak in a slab of foundation. Often it is the cheapest fix available.


What is a pad foundation and when is it used?

A Pad foundation is just a concrete slab with no foundation walls. They are typically used in the South where this is no or minimal frost lines.


How much does it cost per yard for a foundation slab to be poured?

There really is no set price for what it costs to pour a foundation slab. This really depends on the size of the area covered?æand materials poured.


How thick should a concrete slab foundation be?

4 To 6 inches


What is cheaper foundation or slab?

It all depends on the ground conditions and the load of the building. The is also a little confusion around your terminology as the term 'foundation slab' is legitimate. Maybe you are referring to strip foundation versus raft foundation. There are also basement foundations which will help stiffen the construction of a building and anchor it into the ground.


What is the purpose of a keyway in a slab on grade?

The purpose of a keyway is to stop the movement of the foundation.


Are concrete cracks in the slab serious?

yes and no if it is like a foundation it could be because your foundation is settleing and is gettin uneven and can continue to crack


What is solid slab?

A solid slab is either solid concrete foundation or a flat solid wood door as opposed to a hollow core or a panel door.


What are the types of raft foundations?

Types of raft foundation are 1. Solid slab raft 2. Beam and slab raft 3. Cellular rafts


What is a concrete plinth?

A plinth is a base or foundation for an object, sometimes referred to colloquially as a slab. However, "plinth" usually refers to the base of a sculpture and is reserved for reference to works of art. Slab usually refers to the foundation for a shed, etc.


What is mud sill?

A mudsill is the board that you see bolted down to the foundation walls or to the slab.

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