Immediately it is worth making a reservation that the foundation of a monolithic slab is not a universal solution to the problem of a heaving layer of soil. But its use can significantly reduce the risk of splitting the foundation base and the building box, thanks to the features of the slab system:
- First of all. the strength and stability of the foundation is almost independent of the thickness of the concrete in the slab structure;
- Secondly. improperly laid and hand-tied reinforcement may not at all perceive bending forces and not equalize the stresses on the slab foundation. It is this type of load that becomes the main cause of the destruction of the base and walls of the building;
- Thirdly. as in most other foundation structures, stability and durability depends on 50% on how effectively you have done drainage and insulation of the blind area with your own hands.