Having a strong, stable basement foundation is critical to preventing structural damage to your entire home. As you'll see from our growing list of articles on basement foundations, there is more than one type to choose from. Understanding which foundation will work best for your basement entails knowledge of your location and your home's specific design. For instance, is there a lot of sand in your area? Will windows and doors be placed within the foundation structure? Will frost lines make your footings deeper? Understanding which materials work best and how they will be used during the construction process requires knowledge of these answers.
This is not the type of project for the brave but otherwise inexperienced DIYer. Rather, contact a certified contractor in your area for a free estimate. Then, make an appointment for an on-site consultation. To give you a head-start, here's some helpful information on the different types of basement foundations and the considerations they come with. More articles to come!
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