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30 yr.old home in Florida most have monolithic slabs..somehow this home got away from inspection? Soil (sand) eroding at some corners and other spots..any advice..

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30 yr.old home in Florida most have monolithic slabs..somehow this home got away from inspection? Soil (sand) eroding at some corners and other spots..any advice..

Why do you say it got away from inspection??

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There is no footing to this slab..
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There is no footing to this slab..

A floating slab is thickened anywhere a load bearing wall will be and all around the perimiter,so your saying your slab is not done this way??
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Why do you say it got away from inspection??
It has no footing. This is a slab.of concrete..sitting on grade..monolithic slab has a foot 12"to 18"inches below grade..
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A floating slab is thickened anywhere a load bearing wall will be and all around the perimiter,so your saying your slab is not done this way??
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Very common, and perfectly legal here in Florida for many years. We seldon seem to have any trouble with them as sand is one of the absolute best foundational bases you can find..... as long as you keep it from eroding away.

That's what the gravel is for... to direct the water run-off.

BTW, that drawing shows a little less than 8" at the edge.
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Very common, and perfectly legal here in Florida for many years. We seldon seem to have any trouble with them as sand is one of the absolute best foundational bases you can find..... as long as you keep it from eroding away.

That's what the gravel is for... to direct the water run-off.

BTW, that drawing shows a little less than 8" at the edge.
There is no gravel there is no footing along outside where walls are.(perimeter)
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There is no gravel there is no footing along outside where walls are.(perimeter)
Not even 8"in.as your picture..only 4in.slab to perimeter..
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Has is caused any problems so far?
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Ayuh,... So pack somemore dirt back into where it belongs, 'n re-grade so the water Stops errodin' it...
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Erosion..underside of slab exposed in several areas..this house built 1979-80 ..was under the impression this not to code.Home in Ft.Pierce FL.
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Erosion..underside of slab exposed in several areas..this house built 1979-80 ..was under the impression this not to code.Home in Ft.Pierce FL.
Say it was not built to code? That was 33 years ago. Water under the bridge. (Kind of like Obama... a mistake of supreme magnitude, but we're stuck now.)

As bondo said, get it re-supported, and keep it from doing anything more.
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(Kind of like Obama... a mistake of supreme magnitude, but we're stuck now.)
that is a massive understatement !


if it is eroded badly = have it , wth is it called again, where they pump concrete under it.
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Slab jacked?

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