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Dennis S. Wish PE wrote:
> I need some quick advise on this topic. I designed a custom home with a
> monolithically poured slab on grade. The contractor wants to do the slab as
> a two pour because he feels that it is easier to set and locate his
> holddowns and anchor bolts.
> PS: I understand about the necessity to assure that my anchor bolts and
> holddowns are properly embedded into the continuous footing of the slab.

Two pour foundations are still done all the time unfortunately.  On
several occasions I have been able to convince the contractor to install
short no. 4 vertical dowels at 24 inches o.c. joining the foundation and
slab.  Unless the City also request a tie between the slab and
foundation it is a hard sell to the owner or contractor even though the
cost is minimal.

Jim Dane, Bottom Feeder

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