Foundation question for new home?

Old 02-08-06, 03:56 PM
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Foundation question for new home?

OK, this may be a little confusing but let me try. I want to build a home on some undeveloped land. This land has a hugh flat tuffa rock area on it (130x170) and I am wanting to know if I could drill into this rock, place rebar out of it and then scribe my concreate forms to the natural lay of the rock, for my foundation,then and fill with concreate. Or should I dig my footers for the foundation the way you would if you where building on dirt, down below the frost line, 16inches wide,rebar coming out, ect. I just think a natural tuffa floor on the inside of a home would look good. Thanks.
Old 02-08-06, 05:03 PM
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Foundation question for new home?

Tuffa, scoria and pumice are all relatively soft volcanic materials that are not particularly durable when it comes to abrasion. They are very valuable when used properly in concrete and concrete products.

There are better materials to expose for a floor.


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