The process of constructing a home can be done much faster than ever before. This does not take away, however, from the intricate and detailed nature of the entire house pad foundation construction process. There is an overwhelming number of codes, stipulations, precautions, and many other variables to measure the proper way to build a home for everything to work correctly.
One of these variables for a strong and successful foundation, as we will explain today, addresses what is called a House Pad. This structure is necessary for creating a solid surface for the house to be placed on. Our team of dedicated professionals here at BARRIER can assist in building your home’s foundation and take every step of the way of house pad foundation construction towards a great quality of outcome.
After the construction site has been leveled and graded, the fill dirt that is used for building the house pad is brought to the location. The dirt is processed to ensure that it is all the same consistency (free of organic matter, rocks, etc.) to make for a foundation that will, once it has been rolled out and compacted, allow the home to settle evenly over its lifetime.
The outline where the home will be built is marked off with stakes. Once the area is clearly identified, the dirt is loaded into the building area, and piled high. Raising the house pad’s elevation allows for building the home high enough so that water will flow away from the structure, protecting it from damage. Next in order is the laying of sand on the house pad and a concrete slab foundation pouring.
After the foundation is checked for appropriate depth, density, and compaction, the house pad is determined ready for the next stage of construction. A house pad done properly will set your home up for a strong foundation for generations to come. If you are looking to construct a new home or commercial business on your property, give BARRIER a call today at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168 and schedule a free evaluation.