When your Devon builders construct a new property one of the first (and most important) steps is to lay the foundations. The foundations of a property are what connect the construction to the ground below it and transfer the weight of the property down through the ground. There are several types of foundation, depending on the type of building that is being constructed, although the principal types of modern foundation are either shallow or deep types. In this article we look at the three main types of foundation after discussing some of the history behind the development of different types of construction.
A padstone is probably the most straightforward type of foundation historically. It consists of one individual stone that spreads the weight of the construction across the ground.
Conventional Stone Foundations
Dry stones and stones that are inlaid in mortar have been widely employed in foundations around the world for many years.… Read more