Me neither, but I don’t dig out around foundations. Do you do that as a standard inspection item - dig down around the foundation perimeter?
I sent the picture to a foundation specialist, and he says since it doesn’t appear to have settled in 20 years, it’s nothing to worry about. The slab looks like about 8", so maybe that’s why it’s still OK.
It all depends on the structure above.Yep!
However, When we pour any/all slabs it WILL have a footing.
Down the road people will want to do something different there …Hence, with all slabs we pour …at the minimum will get a 16 inch base plus footing.
From what I can tell from various frost line maps, we basically don’t have a frost line.
This house is about 10 miles north of the Florida/Georgia line. So I’m going with no frost line. Also, the fact that I’ve never heard frostline talked about down here makes me think it’s not an issue. Decks get built on grade as standard, for example.
I’m thinking this slab on grade without walls or footer is not ideal, but not necessarily a problem.
I have been in residential building for a while and footing and footer are both thrown around all the time. I grew up knowing it as footing but when people say footer I don’t even bat an eye… We all know what they are talking about. But I guess technically its a Footing…