You Gotta Go Down to Go Up
The phrase “build on a good foundation” is so common as to almost be meaningless.
What is a good foundation?
Simple—A solid foundation fully supports the structure above.
And not so simple. A New York tower requires a more substantial foundation than a single-family home in Burma Road Estates. The foundation creates a lasting stable interface with the ground below the structure. A strong foundation ensures the building will last for generations.
At Burma Road Estates, the ground is stable and well drained so the foundation is a simple footing that the walls are then build on. The footing is a couple feet wide and about a foot deep. That spreads the weight of the house over a broad area and supports the house for the years to come. The footing is formed with wooden sides. A grid of rebar is assembled within the forms and concrete is pored into the forms to create a solid substrate for the walls to be erected.
With a solid foundation on good soil, the house will remain solid for generations to come. That’s a good foundation.
Time is Time
Building a house does not happen overnight. From the purchase of a lot to turning the key in the front door to move-in, there are a host of seemingly endless steps to complete. In the end, it is all worth it. You have YOUR house, The house is not someone else’s idea of a perfect house with a design overlay of everyone who lived in it since.
One of the advantages Shoesmith Construction holds over other builders in the area is the efficiency with which they are able to work. With long-term trade relationships, Shoesmith Construction can expedite every section of the process to get it done well, on time and with a quality second to none. The decades of experience in dealing with the City of Fernie and assembling a reliable competent group of sub-contractors can take weeks, even months, off the time of the build and make that move-in day approach that much sooner.
And that’s kind of the point of building your own home, moving in and living there for years and years.