A building or a home’s foundation is arguably the most essential part of the entire structure. Working with a company that knows how to take on fixing foundations and making excavations around homes and other types of buildings really allows you to sleep well at night. Sure, not all of the issues that we come across are going to require significant excavations, but knowing that you have the possibility to get a job like that done with the same company that is stamping your concrete and taking care of a lot of other little details is just a huge advantage for you as a consumer.
Excavating The Right Way
We really feel the need to point this out because we see a lot of these excavation services being advertised all over the web. Just because you have the necessary equipment to get an excavation done, does not mean that you have the skill or the knowledge to do it the right way. We are sorry if we hurt anyone with what we just said, but that is just a fact. Before you hire a company for an excavation service, you better make sure that they at least ask for a blueprint of the area. If not you can end up with a lot of broken pipelines!
What Is Your Foundation Made Out Of?
We really don’t believe that there is one way to build a foundation that you could say is just superior to all of the rest. The reason that we have different types of foundations is that we are building on different types of terrain. So there are certain designs that are going to work better in specific areas. Whether you are going to be setting up a foundation for the first time or you are going to be repairing an existing one you need to let us know what is there, or what the plan is. That way we can know how to dig.
Poured Concrete Foundations
Most of the foundations that we create and work on these days are of the poured concrete variety. The simplest way to build or explain for that matter, what a poured concrete foundation is, would be to say that it is a concrete slab that is going to be poured literally where we have excavated after the virgin soil is removed. The entire structure that we build is going to be placed on top of this poured concrete slab.
It is very probable that as we excavate we will come across the drain and water supply lines that have already been placed in the soil. If the excavation is being done to replace a broken pipeline, then we will be sure to be extra careful with the way that we proceed so that this excavation will not lead to more problems down the road. As many toxins can be exposed to the environment by having the area excavated. If you have one of these issues, you are really going to want a company that has been there and done that to help you out!