Understanding The Structural Design Model For Slab Foundations In Expansive Soils

Any model used to design slab-on-ground foundations must accommodate the interaction between the slab and the supporting soil


How the soil reacts to the presence of the slab


The importance of a site-specific soil report


How accurate is a site-specific soil report?


How accurate are deflection calculations?


Things the design engineer cannot control



Irrigation practices



Foundation shape


Construction practices


Inspection practices

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