Foundations are necessary for any building or structure to ensure that it is stable, doesn’t move and that it is safe for occupants. One of the most common materials used in foundations these days is concrete. Read on to find out why.
Concrete has become increasingly popular for foundations as it is strong, can be reinforced for extra strength, will not move, cannot be damaged by termites, and will last for a very long time. Concrete can be used for all kinds of foundations, both shallow and deep, so it is also versatile. Just some types of foundations that are suitable for concrete include the standard house slab foundation, and deep pile foundations (which are columns or piles sunk deep into the soil).
The type of concrete foundation that is used for your home or building will depend largely on the soil conditions of your property. More stable soils can be used for shallow foundations such as slabs as they will not move, while looser soils will require pile foundations that are sunk deeper in order to be stable enough for construction.
Foundations are laid by the builder during the building process and are generally poured by specialist concretors. Ensure that you only have qualified and experienced professionals working on your foundation due to the danger of severe damage to the building or even its occupants if the foundations are not done correctly.
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