Below Grade Monlithic Slab
I have had great success with monolithic slabs in the past, and I’d like to use one again on a current project I’m working on, but I’ve not seen anything regarding doing one below grade The site is rather hilly, and whilst there is a high and flattish spot, it just doesn’t speak to me nor the client, for a variety of architecture, poetic reasons. I would much rather see the house set into the hill slightly a way down and further from the neighbors an entrance framing the better views and taking better advantage of solar gain and such. It would also suit the topography rather well. One end of the house would be 3′ -4′ below grade, and the other at grade.
For all the reasons why monolithic frost protected slabs are great, I’d like to do it on this project, but does anybody have any resources for doing one below grade? Or am I being ridiculous?
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