A proper foundation does more than just hold a house above ground. It also keeps out moisture, insulates against the cold, and resists movement of the earth around it. Oh, and one more thing: It should last forever. A good foundation requires a lot more than digging a hole and pouring some concrete into forms. It must be tailored to its site like a custom suit, taking into account soil conditions, water tables, even the quality of the backfill.
- The weight of an average house: 50 tons
- Foundations by material: 81% poured, 16% block, 3% other
- Foundations by region: Northeast 89% full basement;
Midwest 75% full basement;South 66% slab; West 63% slab
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