Julian Construction has released a public statement sketching the differences between three common foundations and other probable issues that come up in older homes that require foundation repair.
The public statement was written by construction specialist Shawn Kyles, who has inspected more than 15,000 buildings in his career.
Kyles has explained that the three common types of foundations used today in the construction industry include Crawl space, Slab and Basement. Crawl space foundations are also known as a raised foundation. They are mostly used in the central part of the nation. The raised foundation is constructed above the ground level with roughly 2 ft of space for an individual to crawl beneath. This enables someone to crawl beneath the foundation to set up mechanical equipment including air-conditioning ducts and electrical wiring, and provide easy access to appliances for repairs. A collection of foundation uses wood piles or concrete to support a home and it is same as a crawl foundation. A basement has enough space between the floor and foundation than a crawl space and slab foundations are constructed using concrete that is poured onto the ground directly.
When a foundation is not properly built, it can cause damages such as bowed walls, cracks, doors and windows that don’t open or close well, slopping floors and other problems that can reduce the solidity of the structure of a home.
Kyles has also stated that regular inspections be carried out by a home foundation specialist to find out any issues that need to be resolved. Recognizing and repairing minor damage and cracks from a foundation settlement is very much important and thus can avert severe problems that will require costly and extensive repairs.