A foundation (referring to the load-bearing, below-ground level of a building) is, quite literally, the foundation of a home. It is the “underlying basis” for the home, providing support and stability for the construction above. This extremely important role requires a very reliable structure. So today, we’re discussing how a reputable construction company goes about building a home foundation from the ground up.
Building a Home Foundation
Depth Details. First, your contractor will determine how deep the foundation needs to be, taking into account the planned architecture, the soil, and applicable building codes. Then, they’ll factor in specifics that are unique to your property. For example, homes built on hillsides or high-moisture soil will likely require a deeper foundation.
Permits and Paperwork. After that, your builder will gather the necessary paperwork so that you can obtain a building permit. Don’t forget this crucial step, because if you continue moving forward with the foundation, there’s a chance that you will have to remove it all and make significant changes to adhere to building regulations.
Cleaning and Digging. Then, the space will be cleared of any large rocks, roots, debris, etc. that could obstruct the creation of the foundation. When the area is fully prepared, an excavator will dig the hole, allowing plenty of space for workers.
The First Steps. Next, the workers will create wooden frames, which will hold the concrete in the needed shape. Footings are created, typically made of concrete with rebar reinforcements, and they will support the foundation and prevent settling. Your homebuilder will decide how wide the footings need to be to support the weight of the home. After that, when the footings are dry and ready, the concrete walls of the foundation are built on top.
Preparing for Water. Your homebuilder should be critically concerned about water infiltration. To prevent water from entering your basement, you will probably want to add a waterproofing product to your foundation’s walls. Additionally, you can include a perimeter drain in the footing, which will draw in groundwater and channel it away from the foundation.
The Foundation Itself. After all this preparation, the foundation’s concrete floor slab will finally be poured. It should be level and have square corners that are as close to perfect as possible. Your homebuilder needs to carefully prepare the concrete to prevent cracks, and they will also need to place utility lines (like sewer, electric, and gas lines) carefully to protect the walls’ strength. Getting the foundation right is immensely important, because any mistakes made at this level will only compound as you move forward with the homebuilding process.
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A solid, well-built foundation won’t just keep your house standing; it will also prevent the infiltration of moisture, insulate your home during cold winter months, and resist the movement of the earth surrounding it. So before you build your new home, be sure that your construction company is prepared to create a proper foundation that will last forever. Speaking of which, if you’re building a new home in southwest Missouri, be sure to contact the Bailey Company. We understand the importance of a solid foundation, and we’ve built our reputation on quality construction and reliable service. Give us a call at 417-887-6177 to learn more.
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