A foundation is the root of home and building. A foundation is the lowest load-bearing part of a house or building. It bears the weight of the entire home, the foundation holds the home in place and a well-laid foundation can assist waterproof the property. Many different types of foundation types that use in building construction such as wall footing, spread footing, raft footing, pile foundation, isolated column footing, crawl spaces, slab foundation, drilled belled pier, etc. If the foundation constructs in the proper way and according to the construction guidelines, it can increase the home value, life, and safety of the above building structure. So following are the secrets of building a strong home foundation.
Choose a Right Site
Selecting the right house for you & your family is a big decision and choosing the right location is as important as the home itself as where you stay and live affects aspects of your daily living. First of all, do some surveys or check the location history where you are building a home. What was there in the past, check out the soil type, moisture, water level, nearby atmosphere, lot slope, and what house style are you going to build?
It is another most important thing to consider before installing the foundation layer. But do you know the optimum foundation depth for your house? Most construction engineers work on “Digg for hard soil layer”. However, foundation depth depends on how many floor homes are you building. If you want to build one-story home 3 feet will be foundation good, 2 stories 4 feet, and 3 stories 5 to 6 feet. It also depends on soil type and quality in-home site.
Construct Concrete Foundation
Concrete foundation should be constructed on firm undisturbed soil, coarse gravel or engineered fill. Standing water, frozen ground, mud, and other debris should. Mostly two-three of the foundations are used in building a house – concrete, blocks, and bricks. But the concrete foundation is mostly used because It is stable, strong, firmness, provide the home with increased sustenance, less risk of damage from flooding or leaking of gasses, protection from pests, save from wall cracks, and mold.
Seal the Foundation
After choosing the right home site, measure the area, digging soil, leveling the surface and installing the footings, the last step seal the footings. It will preserve the integrity of the wall, seal the wall cracks and also prevent entering water into space within.
Use High-Quality Material
High-quality material and work can increase home life and your safety. So use the best material such as stone, concrete, concrete blocks, steel, aggregate, fly ash, brick, cement, and sand. Don’t forget to check the material quality before buying it. You may also construct with your home builder or architecture for it.
So these are some tips that you may consider before installing or laying the foundation. All these five things are essential for constructing a solid foundation of your house. Getting the foundation of your house correct is incredibly necessary. Any mistakes you do in the foundation cannot be replaced in the lifespan of your house.