The waffle pod slab consists of 4 main steps in the construction process:
Ensuring the building site is level – If the building site is not level, it is required to cut and fill the site until the surface has become completely flat and levelled surface has been achieved.
Waffle pod layout – Once the site has been levelled and first plumbing alongside white ant treatment has been conducted the pods are ready for layout. The area is then setup with outside edge boards and covered in plastic sheeting. Next the waffle pods are laid out with spacers in a grid pattern within the formwork.
Reinforcement bars – After this the reinforcement bars are dropped on top of the spacers between the waffle pods. The top mesh is then laid.
Pouring concrete – Finally the concrete is carefully poured, ensuring the intersecting are completely filled, and the waffle pods and mesh are covered.
The process must be completed referring to Engineering Standards.
Engineers Australia awarded the Waffle Pod system with an award in Engineering Excellence. The system itself is designed to comply with Australian Quality Standard AS 2870-2011 Residential Slabs and Footings.