Learn the basic steps to installing a home's foundation.
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How Does a Foundation Go In?
The same steps are used to install the three types of foundation. The only difference is that with a basement foundation you often use concrete block to create the stem wall that supports the home.
Concrete block come in more than 30 sizes and forms. As for which one is right for your basement, local building codes usually stipulate the type required.
There are seven steps involved in installing a foundation:
Note: With the exception of concrete block mentioned above, these steps apply to each of the three types of foundation.
Note: When concrete is poured, there are quite a few dos and don'ts. But most important to use a quality-minded contractor when you're doing a large-scale pour.