Footings are important because they are the first part of the building process. Your home structure is going to depend upon the footing for support. This is done by a Concretor but the size is determined by Structural Engineer. Example of Footings include
Strip Footing, a relatively small strip of concrete placed into a trench and reinforced with steel. The footing supports the load of the exterior walls and any interior wall that is load bearing or supports a slab such as for a bathroom. Strip footings can be used for both traditional timber and concrete floors. They are one of the most common footing used in Australia.
Concrete pad footings A concrete pad footing is the simplest and cost effective footing used for the vertical support and the transfer of building loads to the ground. These footings are “isolated” ie there is no connection between them. They are also reinforced.
It is important to note that a separate footing is only installed for double brick construction and other type of construction has combined footing with a slab.
Pre-installed by a Plumber prior to building the structure, consisting of the pipes for the disposal of sewage and waste water in the building along with any other plumbing services which may be required below the slab.
There are many things that can be done to help prevent termites before a home is built, as well as certain methods during the building process that minimize the threat of trouble.
Technicians come through and apply a chemical or physical treatment that is non toxic to humans and animals but lethal to termites.
The best and most effective termite treatment for any structure is to keep the pests from getting there in the first place. Whether by chemical or physical barriers, termite prevention can reduce the risk of a home getting infested.
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