Waffle Slabs?

Your experience with waffle slabs - good and bad
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E_Jacoby

Waffle Slabs?

Post by E_Jacoby » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:36 pm

Hi,

I need help deciding if I should build with a waffle slab. I have read lots of information from all over the internet, some good, some bad. There seems to be consensuses that they are used due to their affordability, rather than structural integrity. I am worried as my husband uses the garage a lot to work on his car, and I've read a few stories where the slab has given way due to pinpoint pressure from a car jack. And his car weighs in at about 2 tonne.

I would love to hear from people who have homes will waffle slabs, good experiences, bad experiences... any advise that will help me make a decision. I am also keen to know what the price difference is between a waffle slab and a normal concrete pillar slab.

Thanks,

E

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