Safe and Sound Concrete Foundations Columbia SC

The foundation for your new home or addition is perhaps the most critical step in the building/remodel process. A good, solid, structurally sound foundation will provide you with years of worry-free living in your new home.

Dean Inkelaar
AAA City Plumbing Inc
803-252-7118
Po box 9347
Columbia, SC
 
Bruce Fagan
Magruder Installations, LLC.
803-960-1396
137 Finsbury Rd
Columbia, SC
 
Mack Brazell
Choice Home Builders
803-609-5967
1640 Blaney Road
Elgin, SC
 
Safe First Steps, LLC
8663499250
2836 Monroe St
Columbia, SC

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(803) 798-4762
4 Bush River Ct
Columbia, SC
 
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JW CONTRACTORS
803-348-0264
618 Frink St.
Cayce, SC
 
Jeremy Halady
Eclectic Electric Service LLC
803-361-5487
1408 Waterwood Drive
Columbia, SC
 
Abstract Building & Renovations Inc
(803) 252-7425
1414 Anthony Ave
Columbia, SC
 
Amick V H Remodeling Co Inc
(803) 798-4134
530 Tram Rd
Columbia, SC
 
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(803) 787-8897
1700 Rutland Ct
Columbia, SC
 
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A proper foundation pour is crucial before building begins.

The foundation for your new home or addition is perhaps the most critical step in the building/remodel process. A good, solid, structurally sound foundation will provide you with years of worry-free living in your new home. Or master bedroom! That being said, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to get your foundation done correctly. What may seem cheaper now can cost you much more than peace of mind later. Therefore, unless you are an experienced builder, I recommend seeking out a good, knowledgeable contractor to do the work.

Nonetheless, here are some important factors to keep in mind when setting up your foundation or discussing it with your contractor. A foundation consists of footings and the foundation walls. Footings will be placed directly on the soil and the walls will be built up from there. Therefore, the first important step in building any new structure is excavation. Your footings will need to be placed on bedrock or good, well-compacted soil, so you'll want to make sure you dig deep enough to bypass soft, water-prone topsoil or sand. Doing this will prevent your foundation from settling under the weight of the house, which can cause cracks in the foundation and present some very expensive problems.

Another factor regarding the depth of the foundation walls is the frost line. Before you break ground on your new home or addition, be aware of the frost line for your area. This ...

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