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Foundation in Escondido, CA

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If you are building a new home, you will need to familiarize yourself with the different types of concrete foundation. But before we delve into the different foundation types, it is important to note that the type of foundation will depend on the soil’s condition. A shallow foundation is only fine when it is constructed on strong ground. Call our concrete foundation experts by dialing (760) 993-3837 for free estimates.

If the soil is poor, it will require a deeper foundation. However, this will also depend on other factors. You can design a foundation to withstand different conditions such as regular freezing temperature, flooding and much more. Before you begin constructing a new home, you need to talk to a masonry contractor to understand your different options. But to give you an overview, here are the four common types of foundations.

Poured Concrete

This is the most commonly used type of foundation today. It involves laying a few inches of a concrete slab and deeper beams around the edges. This will be put on a gravel bed to enhance drainage. Pouring concrete is usually fast and straightforward. This kind of foundation is suitable in climates that do not experience deep freezes during winter. A modicum of steel reinforcement is usually placed on a poured concrete foundation to strengthen it.

Frost-resistant Foundation

If you live in an area with a cold climate, your concrete contractor will need to take some extra steps to protect your foundation from deep temperatures. The ordinary slab foundation is strengthened with concrete footing to prevent frost penetration.

Permanent Wood

This is a foundation that is built using wood. The technology was discovered in the 60s and involves the use of plywood and wooden lumber treated with preservatives to ensure that no moisture can penetrate. The results are high strength and lightweight material that is fast and easily installed. As a bonus, foundations that are made of wood can be easily insulated to result in a more useful sub-surface living space.  The wood foundation is also commonly used to construct sheds.

Raised Foundation

In areas that are prone to flooding such as coastal areas, raised foundations are a good solution. These have been designed to provide the support needed by a home while at the same time resisting moisture. These can further be broken down into stem walls, pier, and beam. In these two systems, the foundation stands on deep piers that are anchored into the soil. In a pier-and-beam foundation, the individual footings are supported by the piers. The footings bear the home’s load.  In this foundation type, the role is filled by continuous masonry chain walls.

Final Thoughts

The above four kinds of foundations have their roles and are applied differently. You need to speak to a concrete contractor to determine the right foundation for you.  If you need help with your foundation, you can get in touch with Escondido Concrete And Masonry. We are the most trusted name in the Escondido area. Apart from the foundation, we handle a wide range of masonry and concrete services such as staining, decorative concrete, and stamped concrete patterns. Call us today on (760) 993-3837 for your foundation repair. We will also give you a free estimate on your stamped concrete cost or any other service.

 

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