Building Materials-OutletAugust 6, 2020
Building Your Dream Home
I have always been fascinated about Building things. I have always wanted to build a new house. Last year my Dream came true. I built my first HOME in Thailand on 3500 square meter land. This is what inspired me to build this website to help people around the world to build there DREAM HOME
Whether you are building a small 1, 2 bedroom home or a mansion the most important part of this home is the FOUNDATION and BUILDING of the house have to be of Quality Materials. So try and buy direct from the Manufacturer. This will save you money and give you the quality needed to have your dream house. This is the platform for the dream home. You need to do your research on what kind of foundation your new home needs.
Foundation of the House
You will need to be very precise when we tell the builder what kind of house we are building. 1 floor 2 floor or multistory. This will determine how deep, how much concrete, columns and metal that is needed in the concrete to build the foundation that makes your home safe and secure to protect it from storms. There are different kinds of concrete believe it or not.
Every house is built on a foundation, but not every house is built on the same type of foundation. Foundation type is based on several factors, such as the house design, the geographical location and climate, soil and moisture conditions, and the project budget. But chances are your house has (or will have) one of these two foundations: full basement or slab-on-grade.
Different Types of Foundation
A Full Basement Foundation
1. A full basement foundation is the deepest of the major foundation types.
A full basement matches most or all of the floor space of the level above and it is generally at least six feet high. Newer homes typically have taller basements to facilitate converting them to living space.
The primary advantage to a full basement is all the extra space that it gives you. In some homes, a basement can nearly double the home’s living space.
Some people use them as`man-caves.
A full basement consists of structural foundation walls that and a base. Footings are normally deep footings so the whole house can be supported.
Basement foundations in modern homes are made with poured concrete or mortared concrete block. Very old homes may have full (but usually small and short) basements with stone walls.
2. Concrete slab foundations, or slab-on-grade foundations as they are commonly known, are a common option in many areas. They’re best for climates where the ground doesn’t freeze and thaw throughout the winter. These types of house foundations help protect against termites.
THREE TYPES OF CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS
A traditional foundation method to support a structure in an area where the ground freezes. A footing is placed deep in the ground around 500 mm and then the walls are added on top. The footing is wider than the wall, providing extra support at the base of the foundation. A T-shaped foundation is placed and allowed to cure; second, the walls are constructed; and finally, the slab is poured between the walls.
- T-shaped foundations are used in areas where the ground freezes.
- First, the footing is placed.
- Second, the walls are constructed and poured.
- Lastly, the slab is placed.
2. Slab-on-grade foundation
As the name suggests, a slab is a single layer of concrete, several inches thick normally 250 mm. The slab is poured thicker at the edges, to form an integral footing; reinforcing rods strengthen the thickened edge. The slab normally rests on a vibrated gravel ground to improve drainage. They also put 1000th plastic to help with waterproofing. Before the mesh there is a 50 mm grade slab. Wire mesh in the concrete reduces the chance of cracking and also less chance of sinking.. A slab on grade is suitable in areas where the ground is solid.
- Slab on grade used in areas where ground is solid.
- The edges of the slab-on-grade are thicker than the interior of the slab.
- The slab-on-grade is poured all at one time and vibrated.
Why House Foundations Fail!!
- Nonporous back fill: Soils loaded with clay or organic matter hold water like a sponge, increasing the risk of foundation cracks when the soil freezes and expands.
- Rushing the cure: Concrete must cure slowly to reach proper strength (usually 3,000 psi). Keep it damp for at least three days by wrapping it in plastic, misting with water, and other techniques. Also 7-15 days before any weight put on the slab.
- Insufficient compacting: If the slab is poured over crushed stone that hasn’t been firmly tamped, it will likely sink or crack.
- Interrupting the pour: A concrete form should be filled in one go. If you stop and come back the next day to finish the work, there will be a “cold joint” between the fresh concrete and yesterday’s work, which will come away from the concrete underneath and crack.
Don’t let this happen to your house, with bad foundation & BUILDER
Very important is the design of your home. This will determine the price that it will cost to build your Dream Home and what size foundation that you will need. Its also good to pick a reputable design company when you decide what Design you are looking at. Once you have picked the design its time to get the building company.
Building Companies and Material Wholesalers
This is the most important part of your house build. PICKING a reputable company to build you a house.
This is where you do not rush and pick the wrong company. Look for a quality Material Manufacturer. Word of mouth is always good. So go around and look at new houses that have been built in your area and ask the owner (If they don’t mind) regarding the builder that built the house. Explain that you are new to the area and you are building a new house and that you wanted some information on Local Builders. Best place to source materials direct from manufacturer.
Questions to ask….
- Did he finish on time?
- Was the work of good quality?
- Did he go over budget?
- Was the Materials used of good quality? Where did he buy them from?
- Did you agree a budget beforehand (Lump sum price)? or hourly rate on fixed time?
- Can you suggest your own materials, IE: Windows, Doors, Floor tiles, Marble.
Other options are looking on Google for builders in that area and checking the comments from people that have used these builders. Always get prices from 3 to 4 companies, never go for the first price that you are given.
Materials for Building
If you had chance to Pick your own materials and buildings this would be a great advantage. Also try and go direct to the manufacturer.
Busting the budget is everyone’s biggest fear when it comes to home Building. And with good reason.
Even if you follow the essential advice of the builder that has been doing building for years, you need to build in a 10-20 percent cushion to cover the nasty surprises, get contractor references and check them. It’s hard not to end up shelling out more than you want to. There is always some hidden surprises.
With some strategic thinking about design, materials, and timing, you can cut costs without cutting corners. From large items to small items you can save money. So choose wisely
But another universal truth about home building is that every little thing adds up.
Your Dream home
So if you follow the articles above, picking the right contractor, the right design, the quality materials. Then you will have your dream home built the way you want it built. That’s why we made this website for you to make your Dream home.