Are you interested in building a home from scratch? If so, you know that there are a lot of details to consider along the way. While there are sure to be questions to answers and concerns to address, the bottom line remains the same: you need to be confident in every move the builder makes.
Even if you don’t know anything about home construction, you probably realize that the foundation is extremely important. Let’s put it this way: a home with a faulty foundation is one that will fail in some way in the future. Subsequently, the homeowner will be stuck in a very bad position as he or she searches for a solution.
Above all else, you want to make sure your builder is contracting with a foundation company that uses state of the art products and material. Like anything else, a foundation that is built cheaply and with the wrong material does not have a very good chance of standing up to the test of time. Instead, everyday environmental impacts can begin to cause major problems.
With all this in mind, you may still be wondering why this one detail is so important. First things first, the well being of your entire structure rests on the quality and stability of the foundation. If your foundation walls crack or give away for any reason, it will have a negative impact on the rest of your property. For example, you could begin to see cracks in virtually every room of your home.
Additionally, a poorly construction foundation can lead to water entering your basement over time. If this happens, making a repair can be an expensive project.
Note: any water problem is a serious water problem. It does not matter if you are getting a lot of rain water in your basement or just a little. Either way, you need to find a solution. Letting this problem persist will only make things worse.
Before you ever sign on the dotted line, discuss the foundation construction process with your builder. Get a better idea of which company will be doing the work, what type of material they will be using, and which steps are taken to ensure a foundation that will provide a safe home for an infinite number of years into the future.
Remember, when building a home it all starts with the foundation. Without this, you have nothing.