It goes without saying that the foundation of your house is important. It supports the weight of the walls, roof and floors, as well as furniture and fixtures. A house foundation also impacts on energy consumption as well as the chances of your home encountering problems with mould, termite and other pests. The four most common types of house foundation are
- Crawl space
- Concrete slab
The type of house foundation you choose will depend on a variety of factors including climate, type of home to be built, budget and the properties of the land you are building on. As a concreting company, we specialise in concrete house slabs and believe they offer many benefits to the homeowner as well as representing good value for money.
What Is A Concrete House Slab?
A house slab is created by digging a hole in the ground, pouring concrete into it and reinforcing it with steel bars. A house is then built on top. The same factors that determine what type of house foundation is appropriate – climate, type of house, budget and type of land – are also considered when it comes to selecting the type of concrete house slab.
Commonly used slab foundations are below. L & A Martino are experienced in all four types.
- Slab On The Ground
- Raft Slab
- Waffle Slab
- Suspended Slab
Advantages of Concrete Slab Foundations
Concrete slab foundations are common in Australia and for a good reason. Some of their advantages include:
- No maintenance required
- Protection from termites and other insects
- Cost effective – cheaper than crawl space or basement foundations
- Well insulated – save money on heating and cooling
If you need a concrete slab in Geelong, contact L& A Martino. Our experience and knowledge make us the best in the business.