Stem Wall Foundation for the House

Sandra Scallan, Reichel, Claudette Hanks  |  3/23/2005 2:02:33 AM

CMU block stem wall on footings to elevate house with slab cap on fill within (no crawl space). Less impact on floodplain and neighbors than raising whole site.

Top course shaped to provide form for slab cap

Roy Domangue (builder) putting rebar reinforcement in the stem walls

Stem wall CMUs are filled with concrete

Layer of limestone fill within stem walls

Layers of stable soil fill within stem walls

Stem Wall Foundation for the House
Rate This Article:

Have a question or comment about the information on this page?

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture

Top