Why is the Foundation of Your Home so Important?

October 16, 2017 7:16 am

All properties are built upon a foundation, such as concrete or helical piles. The purpose of a foundation is to evenly spread the heavy load of the building across the ground so that it doesn’t collapse or sink. It might seem silly to put so much thought into something you can’t even see, but you should not underestimate the importance of your building foundation!

Spending hours choosing paint colours and decorating your beautiful home is great, but it will be all for nothing if you don’t first take the time to ensure that the foundation of your home is built to the very best standards. It is completely worth it because it will prevent any problems further down the line. Building on the wrong type of soil where movement is probable, for example, can lead to cracks and leaking in your home. Even the most lavish of properties can experience such flaws if they are not constructed upon a stable foundation.

Prior to deciding which type of structural foundation is most appropriate, you must do your research and have a strong understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each.  You might want to consider factors such as the effects on the environment (if any) and what the overall costs will be.

Once the build is complete, there are ways you can protect your property to avoid causing damage to your foundation. For example, during the summer months when rain is less frequent, it’s a good idea to water the land surrounding your property. This will stop the soil from drying up and shrinking, consequently causing your foundation to move.

If you require any advice or assistance regarding your building foundations, please feel free to call us on 01727735550 or email info@screwfast.com and we will be happy to help.

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