Specialized Raft Foundations are currently the front runner in a new method of raft construction, where groundworks (compaction) are replaced by the use of engineered plastic formwork.
This will enable the company to produce raft foundations at a higher speed, resulting in a quicker turnaround on projects. By employing the new method of construction the client will now be empowered to make use of a raft foundations (structurally stronger element) on ground types that was in the past reserved by the NHBRC for strip footing only.
Over the past 40 years, the time consuming concept of strip footing as means of foundation was widely considered the preferred method of construction on good quality ground. These outdated construction methods normally takes approximately 10-12 working days from the start of excavation to pouring of surface bed (estimated 250m² floor area).
The time has however arrived for engineers and contractors to make a paradigm shift on the construction of foundations by taking note of the new and innovative construction product. Multi Modula are made of recycled polypropylene. To cover an area of 1m² two H17 units are necessary, or three when making use of the H9 modula.
Due to it’s shape and easy assembly large areas can be covered with little manpower. (Estimated 160m² / hour with one person). It is therefore ideal for any size building project, where low skilled labour is used, and where quality, efficiency and speed is essential. By making use of the Specialized Raft Foundation System, less concrete & steel is needed to achieve the same surface bed compression strengths.
Preparation of Specialized Raft Foundation in progress