13. Straw Bale Building and the Foundation By Andrew Morrison Slab and Basement Foundations There are many different options for foundations. Concrete stem walls and footings, piers, monolithic concrete slabs, rubble trench with concrete bond beam, and sand bag and rip-rap stacks are all possibilities. In general, foundation systems contain one or more of the following: footings, piers, stem walls, and/or slabs.
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. The slab normally rests on a bed of crushed gravel to improve drainage. Casting a wire mesh in the concrete reduces the chance of cracking. A slab on grade is suitable in areas where the ground doesn't freeze, but it can also be adapted with insulation to prevent it from being affected by the…
INTERIOR DRAIN TILE DAY 2 PROCESS 1. Install 4" perforated PVC pipes surrounded in nylon sock (for filtering purposes) 2. Surround PVC pipes in 3/4" washed grave. 3. Install hydro channel plus on top of gravel. 4. If necessary, install vapor barrier on foundation wall to soil level (optional). 5. Install Zoeller M-98, 1/2 HP sump pump (if no pump existing), and sump discharge. 6. Re-Pour concrete floor. 7. Broom sweep work area and dispose of all debris. PROJECT COMPLETE!
Betsill Workshop Goodbye limestone frontons, brick columns and stone cladding. We have more of an Axel Vervoordt barn here, with stained board-on-board plank siding instead of brick (now only at the foundation wall) and chunky timber trim around the windows. And instead of a limestone bedmold, a shaped timber.