Expansive soils / Discussions

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...expansive soils, so a frost wall and footing would have required significant soil remediation. A raft slab distributes the weight evenly over the entire surface...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...expansive clay soils in Wakefield, QC, we entrusted Legalett to supply a pre-engineered insulated slab form kit - (see details here)

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...expansive clay soils it often requires soil remediation in order to build a slab with a footing and frost wall, Legalett should probably not require such measur...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...soils that lack the bearing capacity needed for a footing and slab floor (a raft-slab is also an option for softer soils) . The disadvantages of screw pile co...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses