Concrete Foundations in Chicago
At Gaard LLC, we provide comprehensive concrete foundation services, from planning to installation, for both commercial and residential clients.
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Trust Gaard LLC for Concrete Foundation
Concrete foundations are an essential part of any residential or commercial building. A sturdy and durable foundation is vital to maintaining the property’s structural integrity and the safety of its inhabitants. The construction starts with choosing the foundation that will support it.
We understand how important selecting the right foundation is for your home or business. We have extensive experience in assessing the multitude of factors that will help determine which foundation type is best suited for you. We take into account the climate and property location, the soil and surrounding environment, as well as the property requirements and your budget.
Affordable Concrete Foundation Types for Residential Buildings
Two main types of concrete foundations are used for home building projects: slab-on-grade foundation and basement foundation.
A slab-on-grade foundation is a cost-effective and time-saving option chosen by many homeowners. Essentially, it is a single layer of concrete that serves as the base for your home. Instead of opting for a conventional basement foundation, a slab-on-grade is a durable alternative that will reduce your environmental footprint. This type of foundation can suit most type of terrains, except the ones that are heavily sloped.
Basement foundations are conventionally used for building houses, as they provide an extra level below ground. This additional space increases the value of your home, and can be used for storage, or to create an extra living space. Compared to a slab-on-grade foundation, building a basement foundation is more expensive, as it requires a deep excavation, the installation of a drainage and waterproofing system.
Reliable Concrete Foundations for Commercial Buildings
A poured concrete foundation is our specialty, and as industry experts, we know how important a well-built concrete block foundation is for your commercial building. We will work with you to help determine the most durable type of foundation to ensure the future of your business.
T-Shaped Concrete Foundation
A T-shape foundation is ideal for small to medium-sized buildings. It provides a stable and long-lasting base that is usually used in cold areas as it can withstand freezing temperatures. Our team has years of experience installing these types of foundations in a timely manner and for an affordable price.
Similar to a slab-on-grade foundation, a raft foundation provides a structure that rests on a single concrete slab. The difference is, this type of foundation is reinforced with steel so that it is strong enough to support the weight of an entire building’s structure. It is often used in areas where the soil is weak, with a low bearing capacity.
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Our professional team will help you decide which type of concrete is best, and help you understand the pros and cons of different foundation types.
Contact us now and get the professional advice you need to make the right choice for your building’s foundation.