- Concrete footings 101
- Bearing capacity of soil
Understanding soil type and bearing capacities
- Footing size
How to determine the minimum size for soil conditions
- Footing problems
Pouring in wet soil and more
- Frost heave & foundation footings
- Frost protected shallow footings
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- Concrete calculator for footing pours:
Figure out how many cubic yards you'll need
- Foundation drains for concrete footings
Types of FPSF
FPSF can be constructed using one of many approaches, including a monolithic slab-on-grade, an independent slab and stem wall, or a permanent wood foundation.
Although the details discussed here illustrate techniques for the construction of new homes, the FPSF technique can also be applied to additions to homes with existing conventional foundations, and even walk out basements.
As noted previously, FPSF can also be adapted to foundations constructed with an independent stem wall and ground supported slab. The stem wall and slab technique has the same insulation and drainage requirements as a monolithic slab. If a separate footing is used, as may be required by local soil conditions or code requirements, the footing must be located below the insulation. In any case, any horizontal insulation should be a minimum 10 inches below grade. The wall may be constructed of poured concrete, concrete masonry, wood or other acceptable materials.