How to pour concrete in your Wafflemat Foundation. A Wafflemat slab is an on-grade post-tensioned mat slab. There are no in-ground beams or deepened footings needed. After arranging Waffleboxes and installing your reinforcing steel, the Wafflemat Foundation will be ready for concrete. No special concrete mix is necessary with Wafflemat. For example, use a standard 3,000 psi and you’re ready to go. Notice how the Waffleboxes are able to support the weight of workers as they pour, so all areas are easy to reach. Where applicable, it is best to fill your retaining wall first, then pour a little on top of the boxes before filling the area in between. As the concrete is being placed, workers can begin finishing with floats and whirly birds. A Wafflemat slab usually takes 3-4 days from formboards to completion. And, as the Waffleboxes are made of recycled polypropylene plastic – a very ‘green’ material – and again, placed directly on grade with no in-ground ribs or deepened footings anywhere in the interior. Weather is not an issue as it is with alternative slabs, where rain can add several days to the cycletime. We want your next foundation to be a Wafflemat foundation. For more information or questions, please call us @ 855.923.3628, or send an email to info@smartsensesystem
Installing Post Tension Cables in your Wafflemat Foundation couldn’t be easier!
Our specially designed Wafflebox clips make it feel like second nature to align the reinforcing steel in your foundation. Simply follow the instructions in this video to gain a full understanding of how it works.
Wafflemat slabs are designed to provide the strongest foundation possible for your project. Your crew will appreciate the simplicity and ease of use, and you will enjoy the time and money saved, improving your bottom line!
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This video outlines four simple steps to install a Wafflemat foundation and provides a great overview for all groups, as they look at using the System in areas of expansive, collapsible, or rocky soils.
In the construction industry, the tasks of over-excavating, re-compacting, and presoaking foundation pads in preparation for building utilize more water than any other part of the building cycle. However, with the Wafflemat foundation system, no presoaking is necessary, saving thousands of gallons of water per home during the construction process.
Wafflemat foundations can also be used in light commercial projects. Wafflemat is the best foundation for expansive soil. Marriott is so pleased with its waffle slab foundation that they even chose to construct a 30,000 square foot addition to their current system.
After extensive research, Barry found that the Wafflemat would both reduce concrete foundation costs per linear foot, and save him time while offering a superior solution to the traditional pier system. The Wafflemat sales and customer support team helped him deliver an exceptional service while saving his company time and money.
The Wafflemat system uses less concrete, rebar, and water while requiring minimal reworking of soil with little to no trenching! Less construction materials, minimal needs for soil reworking, and lack of weather delays save both money and time, making Wafflemat the best foundation for house and warehouse construction.
Waffleboxes are easy to set up, so on average, a construction worker will lay 75 per hour. After the addition of reinforcement steel, the contractor achieves a monolithic system that is fixed at its ends.