More on our Concrete Foundation & Footing Installations
Does the “sub-base” material matter for concrete footings?
Absolutely! This is an integral part of the installation where investment of time, knowledge and correct materials pay off – BIG TIME. An experienced contractor will understand the importance of this step and we advise that you have a conversation with your contractor of choice to get informed.
Pro+ Tip: Make sure your contract includes each step and includes all the details such as application, materials and the stages of the construction process.
Concrete Footings – Not all are created equal
Footings are an integral part of a build’s foundation. In most applications we install rebar for reinforcement before pouring your concrete. The footings act as the support for the foundation and stops the foundation from settling and/or shifting.
Typically, we work with local municipalities and geotechnical specs to install footings which structurally adhere to code.
When the property doesn’t have an ideal base for the job, footings are especially important. Depending on the soil conditions, we assess the proper depth and width for the footings and figure out precisely where they are to be placed with a completely new sub-base.
The dimensions of the footings also depend on the varying size of each build and or load requirements. This is generally not a do-it-yourself job. The placement of footings is absolutely crucial in providing support for the entire foundation and the structure as a whole. We also install concrete footings for other types of smaller projects such as decks, walls, pergolas and gazebos.
VALROC Development LTD
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