Sandra Scallan, Reichel, Claudette Hanks
Layers of limestone and soil are compacted inside the stem walls
Top of stemwall waterproofed as capillary break between foundation moisture and slab cap.
Durable moisture barrier (Vapor Block 6 by Raven) under slab and grade beams plus waterproofed top of stemwall provides capillary break under entire slab to prevent wicking ground moisture
After stem walls are waterproofed, they are filled with compacted soil.
Wire mesh reinforcement for house slab cap on stable, compacted soil
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture