Wafflemat is the leading foundation system for single and multi-family residential and light commercial structures built on expansive, rocky, compressible, or liquefiable soils. Wafflemat has been used in over 25,000,000 sf in foundations across the USA, since its introduction in 1993. Wafflemat not only delivers superior performance when compared to other foundation systems but additionally also delivers significant cost saving by reducing soils prep, concrete, reinforcing steel, and building cycle time.
Wafflemat has been used as the foundation for thousands and thousands of single-family homes across the USA since 1993, all without one structural failure. That's an unparalleled track record in the construction industry for almost three decades.
Wafflemat cuts building cycletime in about half when compared to in-ground ribbed or spread footing foundations. That translates into not only a lot of hard dollar cost savings, but also keeps projects (and things like tenant move-ins), on time.More Info Video
Reductions in soils prep, concrete, and steel mean not only significant hard dollar cost savings, but as the most proven foundation system in its class, Wafflemat also reduces the worry factor after the project is completed -- something every developer likes.MORE INFO VIDEO
Hickam AFB on the Island of Oahu is currently HQ for the US Pacific Air force. Use of the Wafflemat was vastly easier than the traditional foundation building method and significantly less expensive, as excavation was only 8.5 (the height of the Wafflebox) instead of the 3 to 4 feet. In addition, the voids under the individual Waffleboxes and ribbed design provided for superior performance in expansive soils. The project design manager remarked: "There's no way we could have done this anywhere close to budget without Wafflemat" -- A waffle slab foundation.