Learning About Your Custom Home’s Foundation – Part 1

Tuscany Homes, your friendly builder in Vancouver WA, wants you to know all about foundations. After all, the foundation is the most important part of your custom home.

foundationThree common types of foundations are used in home building. They are slab, crawlspace, and basement.

Slab Foundation

A slab foundation is when a concrete slab is poured directly onto the grade. This type of foundation is popular in areas with high water tables.

Crawlspace Foundation

With a crawlspace foundation, you’ll find space between the soil and the first floor. This space is accessible but generally not enough for a person to stand. This type is popular in areas where there’s a lot of clay in the soil.

Basement Foundation

A basement foundation is where there is enough room between the soil and the first floor to make it usuable. This type of foundation is popular in colder climates where the foundation needs to be situated below the frost level.

Which foundation is right for you?

Picking a foundation has a lot to do with your property’s climate, soil, and slope. Another factor is money. A basement foundation is usually the costliest.

To read part two of this series, click here.

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