Good morning everyone.
I said I would touch base on all three types of foundation in South Texas.
I want to start with Slab On Grade (AKA cement slab). This term is very broad as several types of slab on grade, monolithic, floating, and cold pour just to name a few, but all perform the same purpose. This purpose is to transfer live and dead loads to the soil. This is done over a wider area than other non-slab foundations, making the pounds per square inch less on a cement slab, though none the less important. All foundations can fail for one reason or another, but water or just simple moisture is the largest contributor to foundation failure, from one source or another. Foundations are the base for life of the house. Just like in human life without a good base, we struggle to stay up. That is the most simple version of slab on grade I can write.
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