Crawl Space Foundation – Pros & Cons – Vs Slab foundation

Crawlspace foundations are a pretty common type of foundations for homes in America. Unlike slab or slab-at-grade foundations, it brings inherent benefits like protection from flooding. It offers flexibility during an earthquake or seismic activity.   At the same time, you can face problems with a crawlspace. If you won’t control the moisture penetration, you can … Read more

Simple steps for Helical Pier Installation (With PICTURES)

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Helical pier installation is a pretty common technique to offset the effects of foundation settlement in building. We know foundations generally settle under the impact of load or due to downward movement or escape of soil underneath the footing. Some common reasons for foundation settling includes expansive soil under foundation, root wedging, excessive loads from … Read more

Crawl space Jacks & Foundation Jacks – (Installation Process & Cost)

If you’re dealing with bouncy or sagging floors, crawlspace jacks also known as foundation jacks or smart jacks are the perfect solution. They’re easily available in different sizes and heights for jacking up floor joists along crawl space. Whether you have a squeaky floor or collapsing joists, you crawl space floor system might be compromised. … Read more

Raised Foundation – Pros & Cons – Cost

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Foundations are of two types when we consider building a home on site one is raised foundation and other is slab foundation. A slab foundation consists of slab of reinforced concrete which is spread over subsoil over which building is constructed. Other is raised foundation which is footing spread around the perimeter of building with … Read more

Bulldozer uses in Construction – Types – Blade sizes

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Bulldozers or simply dozer is a machine that is mainly used for digging, pushing, excavating, and for leveling the different materials like soils, coarse aggregate for roads and removal of debris at work site. Different types of bulldozer with varying sizes are available in the market. Among the most common types of heavy equipment used … Read more

Parts of a bridge: Everything You Need to Know about Bridges

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Before you start building a bridge, it’s important to understand the different parts of the structure and how they work together to support the bridge and hold up traffic and people above the river or valley below. There are many different parts that can be combined in various ways, depending on the type of bridge … Read more

Mat Foundation – Definition, Types, Uses, Advantages and Disadvantages

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A mat foundation is defined as a thick reinforced concrete slab that spreads over a large area of soil and transfers loads to the underneath soil. It supports all the columns and load bearing walls of a structure. A Mat foundation covers the entire footprint of a building. It is also commonly known as Raft … Read more