House Foundation (cont., pg. 7)


Concrete Slab Foundation


 

Tie down strips

 

This slab uses tie-down strips instead of anchor bolts.  The strap will be folded over the wooden plate and nailed for extra strength.

Like anchor bolts, the tie-down strip is placed into wet concrete.

 



Stem wall

 

This slab features a raised perimeter area known as “stem wall.”

This is an optional technique used to raise walls, most commonly used in garages to protect against water surge.

 

 

Garage framing on a stem wallGarage framing on stem wall.

 

 

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