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How to choose the right foundation for your building or structure.
When it comes time to construct a shed, guest house, or cabin it is vital to have a solid foundation. Although some structures can sit atop the ground and their weight will hold them in place, it is a concrete foundation that will ensure the building won't shift, move, sink or get blow away. It is also a great place to start assembling a solid floor, including, tile, stained concrete or wood.
Here are some typical foundations:
Monolithic Slab with Footings:
This type of foundation has footings along the outside perimeter and then a slab poured over top. Often times for larger buildings extra footings or "beams" are installed throught the middle of the foundation.
T Foundation with forms: A footing is poured attahced with a concrete wall all in one.
Masonry Cinder Block Foundation: A Footing is poured then a condrete cinder block wall is set onto the footing using mortar and reber reinforcement. The cinder blocks are then filled with concrete to stabelize and reinforce them.
Crawl Space Foundation: A crawl space foundation is done with either a T foundation or coinder block foundatiion the difference is that the floor is a suspended wood deck and wil allow for easy access under the structure.
Basement Foundation: A basement foundation has the footing deep in the ground with aconcrete wall reaching to the surface, the concrete wall will require waterproofing to ensure no water migration into the wall and basement.