At Weeks Building Group, we are more than happy to handle your building process from start to finish. But for those of you who are interested in the nitty gritty of your build, we’ve compiled a series of articles on the ins and outs of home construction so you can stay informed and up to date!
First up, what are footings?
Footings are the first element to be laid on your block in the initial stage of construction, and are located underneath the slab. They are most often made of concrete, and prevent your new home from shifting by supporting its load into the ground.
It is important to lay the correct footings in order to prevent your home from moving or leaning, which can lead to cracking or deformation. As such, footings are specified by an experienced and qualified engineer to ensure your home is solid from the very start.
There are many factors that determine what kind of footings you require, including soil type, slope and type of home to be built.