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Types of Home Foundations: Part Two
In the previous article we began to discuss the popular types of home foundations. In this second part, we’ll continue reviewing the different types of house foundations so you know what to look for when buying or building your home!
Crawlspace- popular in warm climates such as the south, these foundations protect the house from environmental dangers such as flooding and earthquakes by raising the base of the home. On the other hand, these foundations require more maintenance as they are prone to mold and mildew.
Pier and post- for coastal areas and other regions susceptible to major flooding and hurricanes, this foundation works well at keeping these homes from moving by constructing extremely long pillars into the ground. Since this operation is intense, this option is an expensive one with specific engineering involved.
Slab- a quicker and more economic option, a slab foundation consists of pouring concrete into one area with beams and steel embedded within. These are a solid option, though not recommended for cold climates as the weather can crack the concrete. Another potential issue is that if any plumbing or sewage issues arise, the concrete must be cut into to access the pipes which can be quite a hassle.
We hope you found this information on these types of home foundations insightful! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!