Constructing your house from the ground up is a significant investment thus requires proper research to ensure everything runs smoothly. Most people building homes concentrate on the interiors and exteriors, and they forget the foundation. Whether you are constructing or buying a house, it is important to select the most appropriate foundation.
Here are the four common types of foundations to get you started
Buildings with crawlspace foundations are elevated off the ground by an average of two feet. Usually built with brick facing and cider blocks, this foundation is ideal for wet climates or areas where floods are common. Considering that the building is lifted off the ground, it is not likely to be damaged by accumulated water. It is also rare for such houses to be infested by termites. However, crawl space foundations are highly susceptible to mold and fungi build up.
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