Basement slab even with footing?

Discussion in 'Bricks, Masonry and Concrete' started by MoreCowbell, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Sep 19, 2012 #1

    MoreCowbell

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    Hello. I am in the process of converting my crawlspace to a basement. There is a section of foundation footing that is at such a depth that rather than my floor slab being laid on top of the footing and butting up against the bottom of the foundation wall, the slab will be even with the footing (i.e. top of slab even with top of footing).

    Is there anything wrong with this approach? The exterior of this section of the foundation wall only has a soil depth of about 18" so I'm not really worried about the wall being pused in due to lack of resistance on the interior.

    Thanks.
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  2. Sep 20, 2012 #2

    nealtw

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    When you finnish the basement you build a wood wall 1" away from the concrete. When you do yours you could bolt down a 4 1/2" bottom plate tight to the wall. That would replace most of what you are loosing.
     

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