Brick Ledge On Slab Foundation
Figure 4 14 illustrates a slab on grade with a concrete foundation wall.
Brick ledge on slab foundation. When using a brick ledge don t seal the joint between the bottom of the flashing and the concrete. 99 of new homes here have monolithic slab foundations. As a result the typical brick ledge depth is approximately 5 1 2.
Place a 4 foot level in the bottom of the trench to check the grade. Level the trench by removing more soil if necessary. Normally that would be a concrete slab or foundation.
I also recommend building a brick ledge into the foundation. Dig a trench beside the structure to which the brick ledge will be attached. Traditionally foundation contractors used a 2x6 to form the brick ledge.
Brick has gotten thinner and thinner over the years. For the last two houses i ve built i provided 4 1 2 brick ledge material ripped from 2x6 s. The lumber used to create the foundation forms also comes in nominal lengths.
The top edge of the foundation must be at least 6 inches above grade. I use slab edges now. I just created my own profile that contains the brick ledge.
The video works its way step by step from the. Rigid insulation is placed horizontally under the slab perimeter and vertically in the joint at the slab edge. Brick does come in different sizes but the typical brick nominal width is 3 4.
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