Definition of term
A slab foundation is created by pouring concrete into a pad roughly the shape of the house. Once the concrete has cured, the slab will be one solid piece that will support the weight of the structure built on top of it. One advantage of a slab foundation is that it can be easier to create than a traditional foundation. However, slab foundations can be more susceptible to damage from settlement or expansion and contraction of the soil beneath them. As a result, it is important to have a slab foundation regularly inspected to ensure it is still in good condition.