This is part 2 of the video series on the execution of a new work shop construction project by a Bozeman general contractor. As a general contractor, I will give you my view of the initial steps of this project and the installation of our finished monolithic slab foundation.
After my client and I determined an ideal building floor elevation, the excavators prepared the site.
In the course of our site work we noticed the native subsoil had a clay component. As the general contractor for this project it is my role to protect my client’s interests, and my advice was to bring in a Geo technical Engineer. Based on field tests and existing knowledge of the general area the engineer recommended that we remove the upper layer of native soil and bring in engineered fill. The sub base for this slab foundation was then thoroughly graded and compacted.
Once forms are ready we bring in Northwest Concrete Services for concrete placement and finishing.
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We will also look at how the slab foundation was frost proofed using 2” extruded polystyrene. This insulation is attached to the foundation walls and placed around the perimeter of the building.
Once this material is in place we back fill over it and grade the site. This sets up the framing phase of the project and is the next subject in this video series from a general contractor perspective.