Place Your Home on a Solid Footing

Start Right at the Bottom

A strong, stable foundation is the most important part of your new home. If foundation problems occur, a simple, accessible raised foundation is far easier and much less expensive to fix than a slab on grade.

With a slab, expansive clays, heaving or compressible soils, or inadequate compaction of fill dirt can lead to foundation failure. Even tree roots can displace a slab. When that happens, doors and windows stick, pipes break, walls bow, floors sag, and cracks appear in sheetrock, plaster and brick veneer. With an easily accessible raised floor foundation, you can readily make adjustments before disaster strikes.

You’re on Your Own

Why does this matter? If your foundation fails, it’s your problem. New home warranties offer limited coverage of major structural defects, including the foundation. Many state-mandated warranties require minimum coverage for just five years and typical express-written warranties cover foundation defects for only ten years.

The result: As a homeowner, it’s going to be up to you to shoulder the risk of foundation failure for most of the life of a 30-year mortgage

Your Best Choice

Avoid needless heartache and make the right decision upfront. Protect your investment and lower your potential financial exposure by demanding a premium, wood-framed raised foundation.

  • An advanced wood framing system using standardized sawn lumber, engineered wood, preservative treatment, and storm-resistant fastening systems will last virtually forever.
  • When properly designed, the difference in initial cost between raised floor and slab systems is minimal.