Tips for excavation, foundations and framing

The construction of every home starts with its foundation, an essential step before any walls or floors can be built. The type of foundation depends on both the style of home and its location. Basement and slab-on-grade foundations are the most common. Once the type of foundation has been determined, the excavation can begin. Digging through mainly soil will be much easier than excavating rocky areas. The water table is another important factor to consider.

Once the foundation is in place and well insulated, the exterior walls are built, either by framing with wood or steel studs, or using insulated concrete forms from the footing to the roofline.

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