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The Waffle Pod Slab Design

Back in the day, construction of houses and buildings often took a great deal of effort, time, money, and energy.

The methods used in the past are very much different from those
 which are used today.

A significant difference is the use of trenches.

These trenches often got in the way of
 the building process whenever it would rain. The workers would
have to clean them in
 these events, resulting to less productivity and time wasted.

At present, there are various methods that have taken the place of using these conventional ways. For instance, trenches are not utilized in certain systems, such as in the waffle pod slab design.

The waffle pod slab design is gaining a lot of popularity among structural engineers and other professionals
in the industry because of the advantages that it promises in the field
 of construction whether for residential units or commercial and business buildings.

The waffle pod slab design gives a better way to build slabs using higher accuracy when it comes to the different concrete specifications. The system also aids in the reduction of waste during the production because it has minimal, if any, harmful effects to the surroundings.

This is held true because this particular design uses less soil disturbance in comparison to other designs.
At the same time, there are absolutely no trench rubble and dirt that need to
 be disposed.

The waffle pod slab design greatly contributes to the overall site efficiency of a structure. Waffle pod slab designs utilize on-ground slabs. These contain air pockets which contribute to the provision of a layer of insulation in between the ground and the building.

In Comparison To More Conventional Methods, The Use Of A Waffle Pod Slab Design!!! Requires Far Less Site Work, Mostly Because No Trenching Is Needed.

Another good thing about this system is that construction can pursue even if the weather turns sour. Faster turn around times are possible because of simpler construction methods.

Despite all of these promises, one of the advantages of the waffle pod slab design that attracts contractors, property owners, and construction firms is the reduced cost that comes with it.

If put into the simplest terms, the waffle pod slab design is basically the use of concrete slabs which are placed on the ground. These are arranged in a sort of pattern that forms a grid, hence the impression of looking like a waffle (if you look at it from the underside).

This design is not all gold, though.

As With Any Other Design Or System, The Waffle Pod Slab Design Also Has It's Downsides And Disadvantages.

Sometimes, buildings and other structures are built on rather difficult types of soil.

If ever the unit is built over reactive land, there are additional points that need to be taken note of. This is
for the maintenance of the slabs over time. First, the engineers
 should definitely make sure of the land's consistency.

In conjunction to this, it is also of utmost importance to test the surrounding areas regarding treatment and landscaping, if any exists.

These types of situations are one of the most difficult cases to resolve & often require continual monitoring
to prevent failure of the construction project.

The safety of future tenants also lies on these calculations. Based on these pointers, most construction companies suggest the use of ongoing landscaping. A more radical approach is the use of a "concrete
apron" placed around the house.

This tool makes sure that the concrete slabs placed will be performing as expected.

An issue
 in relation that arises with these solutions is that there are a good number of houses (or buildings) that have driveways on the side and then yards, lawns or gardens on the opposite side.

This renders the very foundation of the area fragile to a certain degree. This usually poses a problem if a
waffle pod slab design is to be used. In such cases, it is important that the
 engineers and builders tell the clients head-on about the situation and present possible alternatives or solutions.

It is important that the clients become aware of the possible things that can happen in the future, if not in
the immediate present, if the slabs are placed on such fragile soil.

These problems often present themselves through cracks on the floors and may require extensive repair
in time.

All in all, it depends on the joint decision of the property owner or contractor and the calculations of the engineers if the use of a waffle pod slab design will work on a certain location or not.

The benefits and the disadvantages of the design should be considered carefully to ensure the long-term success of the building.



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