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    Hi everyone,

    I recently purchased a home that was constructed on a slab foundation. When you walk into the house there is a small entry way that is approximately 12" lower then the rest of the house, there are 2 steps you need to walk up to enter the core area of the house. I just assumed that there were sleepers installed but when I pulled up the carpet I noticed it was all solid concrete.

    My question is , could this be a solid slab that is up to 16" deep in the core area of the house or is there some other explanation for this?

    Thanks!

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    It's highly unlikely that the slab is that thick. It's not that hard to excavate the plot to have a depression like that for the entryway. All it takes is some creative form making and rebar bends to hold things together.
    Jim DeBruycker
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