What is the Box Slab?
Traditional foundations are inefficiently designed, requiring large volumes of concrete and weeks of site preparation. This causes homeowners and developers to deal with higher construction costs and longer schedules.
What makes the Box Slab distinct is the use of cardboard box forms to reduce the volume of concrete required. Most foundation systems pour concrete with a uniform depth throughout the slab in order to withstand structural loads.
The Box Slab replaces a significant amount of concrete by filling that space with cardboard box forms. These boxes are placed on top of a thin mud slab, creating an easy surface for contractors to work on without any major excavation or soil fill. Cardboard boxes are placed with enough space in between them to run post tension cables, as well as any M.E.P. infrastructure.
Once the boxes and other material are set in place, concrete is poured to complete the slab. This creates a structurally solid foundation with the desired slab depth using significantly less concrete than traditional foundations. The Box Slab is simply the faster, smarter, more efficient solution to foundation design.