11:44AM | 06/28/05
Member Since: 06/20/05
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im building a new 1500 sqft 1 story house with a full basement.basement is 5' below grade with a 10"x20"footer.could someone tell me if i should pour the footer first or pour the slab and footer all in one pour.i think this is called a monolithically there any big advandages or disadvantages between the two thanks o this is in upstate ny


04:27AM | 06/29/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
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Monolithic pours are normally used for slab construction, not for standard foundation wall construction.

It is normal to install your footers and foundation walls then pour the concrete floor at a later time.


03:50PM | 07/02/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
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The foundation walls shouls be directly on the footers. Then the slab is poured to the inside of the walls. That way, the forces of the earth on the walls will be resisted by the slab. It is also an advantage to be able to pour the cellar slab after the roof is on so the weather doesn't effect the quality of the pour

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