How To Prep For A Foundation

  1. Determine the location and size of your foundation. Make sure to check for any underground utilities or obstacles that could hinder your construction.
  2. Excavate the site to the required depth for your foundation. This will depend on the frost line in your area. (The colder the area the deeper the frost line will be)
  3. Compact the soil at the bottom of the excavation using a plate compactor or other type of compactor. This will ensure that the ground is stable and can support the weight of your foundation.
  4. Add a layer of crushed stone or gravel to the bottom of the excavation. This will provide additional drainage and stability for your foundation. ( This is not required in most area’s)
  5. If you choose to use it you will won’t to compact the crushed stone or gravel using a plate compactor.
  6. Add a layer of sand on top of the crushed stone or gravel. This will create a smooth, even surface for your foundation to rest on.
  7. Compact the sand using a hand tamper or a straightedge to ensure it is level.

By following these steps, you can prepare the ground for your foundation and ensure that your construction project is a success.

Problems of a bad foundation

  1. You must remember that the foundation of your house is the most important part of the structure. If your foundation is not on good ground it can settle and the foundation will most certainly crack and over time it will start falling apart.

2. It will also make your drywall crack.

. 3. Make you windows start leaking or even worst they can brake.

4. Your siding will crake and can come detached from the wall.

. 5. It inturn will make your roof leak.

6. It can cause your walls to separate from the ceiling and or the floor witch inturn will make gap’s the air and bugs can get in though.

So you need to pay close attention to your ground preparations when excavation for you homes foundation.

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