5 Common Home Foundations
Home foundations vary for a number of reasons. Typically, the type of foundation your home was built with comes down to where you live, the location/region climate, the type of construction being used, and the year your home was built.
Check out 5 of the most common home foundations below:
- Poured concrete foundation: This is the most common type of home foundation and is formed by pouring a few inches of concrete with thicker edges.
- Permanent wood foundation: This type of foundation is most popular in northern parts of the country where the basement is on a concrete floor and is framed with pressure treated wood.
- Raised foundations: This type of foundation is best for areas that receive large amounts of rain.
- Basement foundation: This type of foundation is to provide living space or storage and usually has more headroom than a crawlspace.
- Crawlspace foundation: This type of foundation is similar to a basement foundation; however it has less headroom and is used where there is heavy clay content in the soil.
It’s important to know what type of foundation your home has so that you can identify any warning signs of damage or deterioration early. While any cracking should be assessed by a professional foundation repair company, here are a few universal signs of foundation damage to be on the look for:
- Doors and windows that seem misaligned or stick.
- Sloped or uneven floors.
- Dampness or moisture in the basement or crawlspace.
- Counters, cabinets, and other static structures pulling away from the walls.
- Warped ceilings or cracks near wall seams.
If you’ve noticed one or two of these warning signs, it’s best to have your foundation inspected by a professional foundation repair company. Contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.
We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area! Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form on our website.