Building a home is one of those projects that can be exciting when you carry it out professionally and with patience but nerve-wracking when the steps are not followed keenly.
Once you’ve purchased the land, all your permits are ready and your plan has been approved you definitely will be excited to get right into groundbreaking. It is totally understandable.
However, there are a few important things to be done before you start laying the foundation. Failure to do so might lead to a disastrous end.
As much as your contractor will take care of most of it is worth knowing what goes on in your construction project. This way you can rest assured your building has a strong foundation.
Take a trip to the site with your contractor
Before any work starts, site consultation is important as it gives you a chance to identify potential issues and discuss ways you can deal with them before they become a major setback.
It is also a chance to ensure that your drawn plans are achievable.
Site preparation will involve;
- Testing the type of soil on that land
- Land clearing to remove unwanted vegetations and shrubs
- Grading services which involve terrain leveling and re-sloping the land
Checking for underground utility lines
You can always call survey services to come and check for the presence of any underground utility lines running through your lot. Ignoring can result in terrible consequences during construction.
You can also make sure your utilities are hooked before your foundation has been laid.
Are professional new foundation services necessary?
Foundation building is no DIY task unless you are a professional contractor. And being one of your major investments, you need to ensure you get only the best to work on it.
If you hire a company, the better since they will take care of everything.
It is not only easier; you will not have to worry about which contractor is not on site.