Why is it important that my builder pours my Foundation with his own crew?
Warner Bros. Construction typically does all of there own foundations with their own crews. WBC owns “Simons” forms for pouring all foundations and has a crane truck for transporting and shaking out and picking forms. Block foundations can be less costly, but also have higher risks of problems. Coordination with the sitework and the home building is critical which is why WBC typically does all of their own sitework, foundations and framing with their own crews and equipment. Properly laying out sonnatubes for porches and decks, concrete porches, stamped concrete, backfilling when ready, prepping for the slab when ready, water proofing when needed and laying out and installing sleeves for all of the utilities are all items completed by WBC. Having the experience to do your concrete work correctly is essential in assuring; square and level foundations, proper finishes, proper reinforcement, pouring concrete at the proper slumps and air content, vibration of walls, power screed and trowel floors, broom finish exterior walks, sloping of garage floors to drain and water proofing when required.
Concrete Prep Work
- Will my site contractor be on site when my foundation is being poured to avoid costly extras?
- Do I need to pump my concrete?
- What do I do if I encounter ledge?
- What should I do if I encounter high ground water?
- Why does my concrete contractor need to know the locations of the well, septic & power?
- Why and where should I step my foundation and why is that critical?
- Should my walk-out wall be wood or concrete?
- What size windows are in my foundation?
- What is done to ensure that my basement windows do not leak?
- If my builder does not do his own sitework and concrete;
- Who is the site contractor, what experience does he have and will he be on site during pours to avoid costly extras?
- Who is the foundation contractor, what experience does he have and how does his schedule impact the schedule for my home?
- Will my contractor be on site for the duration of the all of the concrete prep and pours to be sure all critical items are done correctly if any issues are encountered.