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Where is a foundation in a house?

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A house’s foundation is always located under the house itself. A foundation is the load-bearing portion of a home and is usually built below ground, though different types are built at different locations under a home. For instance, a basement foundation is built at least eight feet deep into the ground under the house to create living space below the ground level of the home. A crawl space foundation is built under a shallow trench beneath your home—typically between two and five feet deep. A slab foundation, also known as a monolithic or monoslab foundation, simply lays flat against the ground under your home. Pier and beam foundations also rest on the ground, but elevate the home using piers, typically about two feet off the ground.

What are the types of foundations for homes?

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  • Basement Foundations: Also called a full basement foundation or a daylight basement, a basement foundation is one of the most popular types of foundations. One of the appeals of a basement foundation is that it offers additional living space under the home. A daylight basement typically includes windows to let natural light into the space. This type of foundation allows for homeowners to maximize the footprint of their home by offering a finished living space.
  • Concrete Slab Foundations: Also called a slab, monolithic, or monoslab foundation, this type of foundation is essentially a poured concrete slab that rests on the ground under your home. It’s typically one single piece and is relatively easy and inexpensive to build.
  • Crawlspace Foundations: This type of foundation provides just enough space under a home for a person to crawl around in to access plumbing or wiring, or store equipment such as a furnace.
  • Wood Foundations: These types of foundations are less common, though they were a popular choice in the mid 20th-Century. A wood foundation is typically made of pest and mold-resistant wood, like cedar or redwood. They are easy to install, though they aren’t as long-lasting as concrete foundations. Wood foundations are not ideal for climates that see a lot of rain and snow, as they must be built on very dry soil.
  • Pier and Beam Foundations: These foundations, which are common in coastal areas, use piers and beams to lift a house off the ground. Also known as pier and post or pier and pile foundations, the aim of pier and beam foundations is to support a home that is built on sand or soil that is prone to flooding, erosion, or ground shifts. A structural engineer needs to oversee the building of a pier and beam foundation to ensure its structural integrity.

How much does a foundation repair cost?

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The typical cost to repair a foundation is between $2,200 and $7,500, though most homeowners pay around $4,800. The price of a foundation repair depends on the extent of damage. Major repairs that require the use of hydraulic piers can cost $10,000 or more, while minor cracks can run as low as $500. Fixing a leaky foundation by sealing it costs between $2,300 and $7,300.

What is the strongest foundation for a house?

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Concrete foundations that are reinforced with steel plinth and beams are considered to be the strongest type of foundation—especially on lots with loose or muddy soil. This type of foundation uses a reinforced concrete beam built between the wall and the foundation. Homes built in areas that are prone to flooding or earthquakes also benefit from a foundation that contains steel plinth and beams.

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Recent Job Requests for Foundation Contractors in Rockford, IL

  • NewProject: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/24/22
    Kind of Foundation: Poured concrete slab foundation
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for water leaking in basement. When it rains.
  • NewProject: Repair a Concrete Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/23/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Financing Requested: Yes
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for
  • NewProject: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/23/22
    Kind of Foundation: Don't Know
    Problems: Basement flooding
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Water seepage through basement floors during heavy rain; coming up from the bottom. We need drain tile and a sump pump. We need roughly 25 feet of drain tile.
  • NewProject: Repair a Concrete Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/22/22
    Damage Repair Type: Foundation cracked or broken
    Damage Repair Type: Wall is tipping
    Presence of Water: Don't Know
    Location: Home/Residence
    Financing Requested: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Our garage is on a hill, so the back is taller. Concrete block foundation is failing, needs major work (garage has wooden floor with a crawl space underneath)
  • NewProject: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/21/22
  • NewProject: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/21/22
  • NewProject: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/21/22
    Kind of Foundation: Poured concrete basement
    Problems: Basement flooding
    Problems: Discoloration, odors, or rust
    Problems: Excessive dampness
    Problems: Mold, mildew, and/or fungus
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Basment is leaking groundwater. Need repaired and cleaned
  • NewProject: Repair a Concrete Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/21/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Financing Requested: Yes
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: I am looking for fountain repair it has horizontal line
  • NewProject: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/21/22
    Kind of Foundation: Poured concrete slab foundation
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: House has concrete foundation, built in 1940
  • NewProject: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/17/22
    Kind of Foundation: Poured concrete slab foundation
    Problems: Basement flooding
    Problems: Excessive dampness
    Problems: Hairline cracks
    Problems: Mold, mildew, and/or fungus
    Problems: White powder or spots on walls
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Purchased a new house in March and have discovered that there is a water issue in the basement. Home was built in 1993.
  • NewProject: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/17/22
    Kind of Foundation: Poured concrete basement
    Problems: Basement flooding
    Problems: Hairline cracks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: I have a basement in my home that has been leaking water after heavy rainfall lately. The basement has contrete walls with the exception of 1 wall which has wood paneling (no dry wall) creating a semi finished look. Unfortunately the wood paneled wall is the wall that appears to be leaking, so I would need the wood paneling removed as part of this job.
  • Project: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/15/22
    Kind of Foundation: Poured concrete basement
    Problems: Basement flooding
    Problems: Hairline cracks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: I have a semi finished basement with some leaking each time there's heavy rainfall. One of the main walls is semi- finished with wooden wall panels. I need the wood panels removed from 2 walls, the others are already the bare foundation wall. I then need the walls waterproofed.
  • Project: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/15/22
    Kind of Foundation: Poured concrete slab foundation
    Problems: Basement flooding
    Problems: Excessive dampness
    Problems: Hairline cracks
    Problems: Mold, mildew, and/or fungus
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Crack in the foundation is leaking and causing flooding in the basement. Also mold due to standing water
  • Project: Waterproof a Basement or Foundation
    Location: Rockford, IL
    Date: 09/15/22
    Kind of Foundation: Poured concrete slab foundation
    Problems: Basement flooding
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: My basement is flooded

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