Home repairs and remodeling are a common and normal occurrence every few years, but a house’s foundation is laid down once. As a homeowner, you want a foundation that is solid and durable. Here’s everything you need to know about house foundations and how to repair them.
What Does a Foundation Do?
The foundation is the base of house, which steadies the house and keeps out moisture and unwanted creatures. Over the years, the foundation keeps the house together and doesn’t crack or bend due to the moving earth around it. A solid foundation can help a house last decades longer than anything put on the ground without one.
There are three main types of foundations. The first is a basement foundation. This type goes down the deepest and generally has a lot more living space. The walls are braced with foundation footings, which go below the ground’s frost …