Types of Foundation for Your House
What kind of foundation do I need for my house? That is the question that many people ask themselves when they are deciding what type of foundation to build. There are a lot of different options out there, and not all foundations work well in every situation. Rockwall Foundation Repair can recommend you the best foundation type, depending on your budget, needs and soil characteristics.
A slab foundation is usually used on flat ground or on top of compacted gravel or crushed rock. It’s an economical choice because it doesn’t require deep excavation like other foundations do. The downside to using a slab foundation (besides its cost) is that it can be prone to cracking if moisture gets in between the slab and soil.
Another type of foundation that is fairly common is a pier and beam. This type of footing uses columns, usually about four feet deep, to support the house’s weight. This provides solid structural stability for your home while still allowing water in between each column so it doesn’t cause any damage due to freezing or expansion.
Another option for building a sturdy foundation is using steel rods and bolts called helical piers . These are similar to piers and beams but instead of being made from wood they’re built with concrete-filled metal tubes which provide great strength without taking up much space underground. They can even be drilled into hard soils like clay where rotational drilling may not work very well because they don’t rely on friction against soil like other types of foundations do.
If you’re building a house that will be exposed to harsh conditions like high winds and heavy rain, then it may need an extra foundation called tiebacks. Tieback foundations use metal rods and bolts along with concrete anchors and tie backs to create a stable base for your home’s structure against the elements. This type of foundation is also useful if there are any buried obstacles or utilities in the area where you want to build since they can help anchor them securely until they’re removed later on. The great thing about this method though is even if no obstructions exist the forces from wind or water acting upon your home won’t be able to push past these ties so nothing can cause damage inside its walls either.