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jody&damion 09-15-2010 03:31 PM

concrete slab for new home in coloma, wi
 
how thick should the slab be, should it be reinforced with mesh or rebar?

steveel 09-15-2010 04:08 PM

It should be whatever your code officer and architect or engineer say, and if you haven't already heard about "frost proofed shallow foundations" suggest you google that phrase and read up on how to save a lot of concrete

Gary in WA 09-15-2010 04:55 PM

And use a vapor barrier under the slab on the crushed stone capillary break: http://www.nrmca.org/aboutconcrete/cips/29p.pdf

Air seal the slab: http://www.100khouse.com/2009/06/24/...b-air-sealing/

No loose sand layer: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...sture-problems

Check your heating degree days for required rigid foam board at perimeter:
http://www.energycodes.gov/support/slab_faq.stm

Soil conditions and the plans will dictate required use of steel, as mentioned.

Welcome to the forum!!

Gary

stadry 09-16-2010 04:46 AM

why do you want to know ? ? ? monopour/unipour foundations weren't normally a conversation that couples had in MY younger days :no:


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