Started by ShellyShelly, January 14, 2005, 09:01:33 PM
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QuoteWelcome Penny and Allen! Hope you enjoy this forum, there are so many helpful, friendly people on this site. Glen and Jonsey too!I've just built in East Central Tx, actually about 30 miles east of Corsicana on Cedar Creek Lake. I built a 24 X 50 garage on a slab floor. I too have the sand/clay problem we all have in Tx. As I've heard said, there are only two types of slabs in TX, those that are cracked and those that are going to crack! I figured I'd be smart and start with a 24" deep X 24" wide footing with enough steel in it that it would never crack, the poured a 6" slab again with way more steel than recommended. And YEP, within 3 months I had a crack! I just don't believe there is anything you can do to guarantee a slab around here won't crack at some point. Drout or deludge, clay is going to contract and expand and concrete just won't hold up forever. But, you can usually live with it, if you want a slab foundation.PS: I'll bet there are more foundation repair companies in TX than the rest of the world combined!Okie Bob