Residential Construction Foundation Quick-Card 2015 IRC

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Residential Construction Foundation Quick-Card Based on the 2015 IRC

A good building starts with a great foundation! This handy 6-page guide cover the basics of this critical step in residential construction. Great for contractors, property owners... anyone who needs a quick overview of the basics involved in this key building phase.


  • Soil, Gravel & Moisture Barrier
  • Visible Inspection of the Site
  • Drainage
  • Soil Tests
  • Site, Soil & Fills
  • Soil Classifications
  • Presumptive Load-Bearing Values of Foundation Materials
  • Properties of Soils Classified According to the Unified Soil Classification System
  • Foundation Systems
  • Footings
  • Footings - Minimum Size & Minimum Depth
  • Foundation Clearance from Slopes
  • Foundation & Retaining Walls
  • Wood Foundation Walls
  • Under-Floor Space
  • Foundation Drainage
  • Dampproofing & Waterproofing

Publisher: Builder's Book, Inc, 2014 ISBN No. 1889892548/9781889892542

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