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asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th February, 2020

What is an Alaskan slab?

One of the simplest and most effective designs is a fairly conventional concrete slab thickened to 18” or 20” at the outside edges and insulated on the outside face. Although based on designs used in Scandinavia for decades, this came to be known as the “Alaska Slab” foundation.

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Correspondingly, what are the 3 types of foundations?

Following are different types of foundations used in construction:

  • Shallow foundation. Individual footing or isolated footing. Combined footing. Strip foundation. Raft or mat foundation.
  • Deep Foundation. Pile foundation. Drilled Shafts or caissons.

Secondly, what is a thickened slab? As the name suggests, a slab is a single layer of concrete, several inches thick. The slab is poured thicker at the edges, to form an integral footing; reinforcing rods strengthen the thickened edge.

Also to know is, what is floating concrete slab?

Floating slabs are concrete slabs that are laying over the ground, without any kind of anchoring, as if it simply sits on it and floats. The main application of floating slabs is to use as a base foundation for sheds, manufacturing workshops, home additional room, or garages.

Do you need footings for a garage slab?

Most detached garages are not required to be built on frost footing/foundation; however, this may depend on the grade or soil conditions of your property. The first two examples are most typical. Floating Slab-On-Grade: Wall framing and plate lay directly on thickened perimeter footing.

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