Build a Strong Foundation for Your Home

If you are having a house or some other building built, one of the most important decisions you will be faced with is what kind of construction material will be used. Most buildings use some combination of wood, concrete and metal, but there are various different kinds of each material. With home building, you are likely to need concrete for the foundation and wood and steel for the structure of the house. The foundation is something to concentrate on because if the foundation is done improperly, it can lead to huge problems for the entire house.

Most homes have either a poured concrete foundation or a block concrete foundation. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. Concrete block foundations, which were used almost exclusively up to the 1970s, have more compression strength than poured concrete, meaning they can support more weight from above. On the other hand, poured foundations have more Continue reading “Build a Strong Foundation for Your Home”