Capillary break and footing types
So I was just talking with my GC about applying a capillary break (something I’ve learned here) on the footing. This is something he hasn’t dealt with before and he posed the question, “will the foundation concrete adhere?” Though I’m as green around the gills as one could be and learning as I go, that sounds like a good question to me. I’m not familiar with all the types of footings there are, but based on our conversations I’m thinking the foundation will be cinder blocks filled with rebar and concrete set over the footings as that is typical in our area. My questions, then, are:
1. Does the style of footing matter?
2. Can it impact concrete adherence from the foundation to the footing?
3. Are there any concerns worth being aware of in the design or selection of capillary break product? (I’ve seen the GBA article referenced below, so this question is more in regards to my particular situation)
I should’ve also mentioned that if this introduces this concept to our area and inspectors, then a KISS method is definitely appreciated. The reason I’m even considering the capillary break is because our footings will be located approximately 5′ vertically lower than the road bed in front of our home and though the storm water drainage seems to be okay, I felt like some additional insurance could help improve the longevity of the foundation and footing system. Not to mention tackle any potential rising damp issue early and up front.