Waffle slab is a reinforced concrete base and slab system built on the floor. They consist of a circular base (edge beams) and a series of narrow inner beams (buttress strips) with a nominal width of one meter in length, which extend in each direction. The entire foundation and good quality waffle pod slab system is built on the ground.
Once the house is finished with waffle panels, a floor is built around the panels by the builder to reduce the height of the panels above the surrounding ground. The waffle pods are used nowadays for building the homes or commercial places for good surface strength.
The waffle sheet achieves its strength by changing its height above the floor. The higher the slab is above the ground, the deeper the beam will be. The deeper the bars, the more difficult the system.
-Relatively light, therefore lower base cost and economical longer distances
-Relatively thin soil depth
-Excellent vibration control
-Good for service integration
In the building world there is definitely room for a waffle iron. Waffle boards work best on nearly level surfaces, with natural or controlled fill floors that have good surface strength and where the natural surface of the floor slopes in all directions from the outside of the building.