A good concrete foundation will guarantee long-lasting support and the structural integrity of your home. There are various concrete foundations for different purposes. To make sure your home has a solid foundation, consider the existing conditions and soil type where you’re building. You should also take into account the type of home you want.
Dura Pier Foundation Repair, lock piling system expert, discusses the three types of concrete foundation.
This concrete foundation type is the traditional method in supporting a structure in areas where the ground tends to freeze. The footing used for the T-shaped concrete foundation is placed below a frost line and the walls are added on top of it.
The slab-on-grade foundation is a single, thick layer of concrete poured on a bed of crushed gravel for better drainage. During its installation, the slab is usually poured thicker at the edges to form an integral footing. This is the type of concrete foundation you should get if you live in an area where the ground doesn’t freeze.
These two concrete foundation types are great and long-lasting. But if you are in need of repairs, you can also look into bell bottom designs for easy foundation repair on your slab-on-grade and T-shape concrete foundation.
A frost-protected concrete foundation only works with heated structures. It is reliant on the use of two rigid sheets of polystyrene insulation. One of them rests on the outside the foundation wall, and the other at the base of the wall, laid flat on a gravel bed. The insulation prevents heat loss and keeps the ground temperature around the footing a few degrees above freezing.
Dura Pier Foundation Repair offers extensive foundation repair services. We offer quality foundation solutions such as our bell bottom piers and Dura Lock piling system. For more information, you can call us at (713) 766-3440 or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Houston, Texas, and other nearby areas.