We take care of any dirt work prepping the pad and making sure soil is right for your project. Make sure elevation is correct so there is no water run off issues. Make sure building is lined up or square with existing buildings so it looks like it fits in when we are done.
WHAT IS A FLOATING SLAB?
Floating slabs are used as the foundations for a variety of structures, including sheds, car garages, additions, cottages and much more.
The slabs have a thickened reinforced perimeter but no frost footings. They are called "floating" because they are allowed to move above the frost line as a monolithic unit. Insulation can also be added to minimize movement due to frost, depending on the project requirements.
WHY USE FLOATING SLABS?
Building a floating slab is by far 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 labor required.
Floating slab construction is a versatile foundation type. Floating slabs can be installed many different ways.
Floating slabs are typically used for the following buildings:
Lind Masonry and Construction offers a wide variety of Flatwork Services that include:
As skilled professionals, we can build a sturdy foundation for any construction project you might be planning. Hire us in Crow Wing County and let us complete any foundation construction or repair job, according to your unique requirements.