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

Vegetation

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Irrigation practices

 

 

Foundation shape

 

Construction practices

 

Inspection practices

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