Our engineers have been specializing in floating slab design for 10 years. We focus on providing economical and practical solutions to construction. Our engineers are licensed in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island & British Columbia.
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Floating slabs are used as the foundations for a variety of structures, including sheds, car garages, additions, cottages and much more. The concrete slab has a thickened and reinforced perimeter but does not need to extend below the frost line. This type of foundation is called a "floating slab" because it "floats" on the soil.
Building a floating slab is one of the most economical methods of constructing a foundation. Traditional foundations include a strip footing with a frost wall above. The strip footing is installed below the frost level, usually 4'-0" below grade. The cost of a strip footing and frost wall is higher because there is more excavation, concrete and labour required.
For sheds, our opinion is that floating slab foundations are usually the best option.
For houses, there are some disadvantages to think about, that should be weighted against the advantages.
Fill out the online form with information about your project. Our engineers will take the info you provide and we will design your foundation.We will then send you an unstamped set of drawings for your review and approval. If you require any changes just let us know. If you are happy with the drawings we will send you an invoice that you can pay online.