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Does anyone have a resolution to a conflict between the Green Building Code 
 and the standard slab on grade base requirements, usually recommended by 
the soils engineer? The GBC requires the concrete to be placed directly on 
the vapor barrier which is directly placed over a 4" base of gravel. The 
standard practice and most soils engineers' recommendations is the 
placement of concrete over a sand base with the vapor barrier in the middle 
 of the sand layer, then the gravel base.

Oshin Tosounian, S.E.

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