When building a home, the first step is to lay the foundation. You can’t do it on your own. Whatever one may say, you still have to hire a team of builders. And the more responsible you approach this issue, the less problems will arise in the future.
Do not chase the economy in everything. When hiring builders, make sure once again that you are dealing with real craftsmen. Well, professionals, as you know, are not cheap. But then your house can truly be called a fortress.
Attracting amateurs to work, as a result, you will get a lot of defects in the foundation. And then the cracks will begin to “spread” on the walls and basement. And the main reason for this will be the subsidence of the house (uneven), which will lead to the distortion of the entire structure.
And all this will be connected precisely with an amateurish approach to business: the depth of laying the foundation was incorrectly calculated; the presence of groundwater and their possible rise are not taken into account; unevenly distributed load on the foundation.
And if such a “blemish” happened to your house, you will have to fix it, but with the involvement of real specialists. Otherwise, you will not have to live in a defective house for long.
But it is very difficult to fix defects in the foundation, and in addition to the laboriousness of the work, there will also be significant cash costs. So, having saved when laying the foundation, you will have to fork out, saving the rebuilt house.
You can try to artificially increase the depth of laying the foundation by additionally pouring soil around the entire perimeter of the building.
As for groundwater, it is necessary to carry out a series of drainage works around the foundation. In addition to this, also plant moisture-loving plants with a powerful root system around the perimeter of the house.
Regarding the incorrectly calculated load on the foundation, let’s say that it will be necessary to increase the bearing parts of the foundation with additional construction work.