Commercial and residential construction have relied upon concrete slab foundations for more than 50 years now. All buildings, with or without basements, require a concrete foundation. It is also just as important that all foundations meet the requirements that will prevent foundation failure in the long run. Meeting these standards prevents the need for residential or commercial foundation repair.

Foundation Development

At the base of any construction project is the foundation. If the foundation is not built properly, foundation failure can occur with age or changes to the land or even a lack of moisture control. Therefore, the original foundation of any building must be poured properly in order to prevent the long-term need for foundation repair services. Pouring a foundation may include the need for different experts, both for the land you are building on and the design you

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Choosing the right foundation for your home is a lot like finding the right habitable zone in a solar system, what scientists call a “goldilocks zone.” The soil and foundation need to mesh well, or else your wallet is going to be singing a bad tune. And sometimes you buy a house that, unfortunately, was built without proper soil analysis and now you are having foundation failure.

But why does it matter? It matters because you can’t just throw any planet anywhere and expect life to flourish, just like you can’t place any foundation anywhere and expect it to work at maximum efficiency every single time. Take Texas, for example, and its gigantic size. If you were placed in the middle of Texas it might look the same in every direction, but look below the soil and you will get a different story, in fact, you will get 60 different stories because Texas holds 60 different soil types under its surface.

Texas is the perfect example for tempering your decision on foundations. Its diver

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One of the most exciting times in someone’s life is being able to purchase a new home. That being said, no new house is complete until it’s resting on a sturdy foundation. Therefore, many future homeowners find it helpful to learn about common types of foundations for residential properties. With that in mind, here are three popular types of residential foundations.

  • Slab Foundations

    To create this type of foundation, workers pour concrete into a slab formation. Before the concrete dries, contractors embed steel and wire inside of this slab. These types of foundations are popular throughout many states, especially Texas. In fact, research shows that most homes in Texas built less than 50 years ago rest on a slab foundation. Considering that, it’s preferable to use slab foundations in areas known for warmer temperatures. People who choose slab foundations in colder climates sometimes have to deal with foundation failure. This is due to extremely cold te

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