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Understanding foundations

Posted by Bruce M on June 13th, 1998 05:15 PM
In reply to foundations by maria macaluso on June 12th, 1998 09:16 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Maria
You are wise to seek help before talking to a foundation contractor; not becuase they will try to deceive you...most are honest. But it sure helps to know what they are talking about!

I'd recommend you get a book from your library or home improvement center to help you understand the basics. Time-Life has an excellent book on foundations with some of the best pictures I have seen. "Contracting your new Home" is a book published about 10 years ago by, I believe, Strobel, who has a whole chapter devoted to subcontracting the excavation, footings and foundation walls of a house. Read, read, read. Its not difficult to understand, but it will take some time.

Best wishes to you on your new house.

Bruce M

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