Concrete footings in your foundation should be stiff enough to hold strong under pressure from expansive soils or slab heave. Use a Wafflemat foundation to ensure that your concrete footings wont crack under pressure.

There are many applications of the Wafflemat concrete foundation system.

This innovative foundation solution is designed to provide a fast, affordable, and durable alternative to traditional concrete foundations.

In this post, we will explore nine different ways in which the Wafflemat system can be used to support a wide range of structures, from single-family homes to large commercial buildings.

Whether you are a builder, contractor, or architect, you'll find valuable information in this post on how the Wafflemat system can help you save time and money while ensuring the stability and longevity of your building.

Let's dive in and take a look at some of the many uses for the Wafflemat concrete foundation system.

  1. To mediate (solve the problem) the soil remediation (correct the problem) process.
  2. Replace fill dirt with the waffle mat slab. Because the waffle mat sets up 16” it can replace having to bring in fill dirt to level a pad.
  3. When a rock subsurface has been encountered rather than using a rock saw to cut through the rock for the grade beams. Just build the slab above the rock and save the cost and time.
  4. When Podium Slabs are 14 to 18” thick using 8” waffle boxes reduces the concrete yield while maintain the same strength. This includes other pan slab applications.
  5. Structural Slab on Grades that have been designed to use cardboard boxes to create a void for expansive soils. Waffle mat boxes are cheaper than similar cartonform applications with retainer board.
  6. In areas where rain is constant and the urgency to get the slab poured. Waffle mat is made for rain. We don’t care if it rains or not lets pour some concrete.
  7. Over former landfills where the soil is unstable and the subsurface prevents piers, footings or pilings.
  8. Speed- The time it takes to install a Waffle mat slab is approximately 27% less than a conventional slab. Plus it contributes to faster production for the plumbers since there is a void that allows them to place the plumbing in the void places created by the boxes.
  9. Radon Gas applications. In areas where there is a heavy radon gas presence rather than apply radon mats and expensive pervious sand and or gravel. Waffle mat allows the radon gas to reach the radon vents unhindered.

The Wafflemat concrete foundation system is a versatile and cost-effective solution for supporting a wide range of structures. Its unique design allows for faster installation times and lower costs compared to traditional concrete foundations, while also providing a stable and durable foundation for your building.

The nine applications discussed in this blog post demonstrate the versatility of the Wafflemat system and how it can be used for a variety of projects, from single-family homes to commercial buildings.

Whether you are a homeowner, builder, contractor, or architect, the Wafflemat system is a valuable option to consider for your next building project.