Originally Posted by dinger
I think some areas are requiring prep like this to prevent subterranean (sp?) termites. They've been a problem in Ca. when building over old orchards. The soil is treated, covered and then concrete laid. Don't know about Texas tho...
Termites are a horrible problem in San Angelo.
That's why I went beyond code. I used 2X8 forms when only 2X6 were required. The vapor barrier wasn't required either but I wanted that and I did do the termite treating prior. The 2 beams going across the short side weren't required but the one down the center on the long side was.
It seems like when doing a foundation, it is better to err on the side of overkill vs. the other way around. This is an expensive foundation tho.
Should have a couple more pics today of the pouring. I am out-of-town on business today, so my wife will be conducting things. She just called and said the city gave us the green tag. I hope she gets some good pics.