Foundation — the foundation of the house. It should be designed taking into account a variety of factors: the depth of freezing in the winter, the density of the soil, the amount of melt water and groundwater, and others. Many believe that the deeper the foundation laying, the safer it will be. If the sole foundation is below the freezing depth of soil below it will not become swollen. But there is a side force of frost heaving, which can vytalknut foundation even the frozen ground, and even break it. This is especially true of brick foundations or constructed of small blocks under light buildings.
Weight log houses is small in comparison with the stone, so that the pressure on the ground is usually not critical. Dangerous squeezing foundations, due to the saturation of the soil moisture in the fall and spring. Under the wooden houses are usually used melkozaglublennye foundations. That they do not «float», you need to build around the tape or plate blind area with a slope of a width not less than one meter. And at the depth of the perimeter to arrange drainage, which will divert the water drained from the blind area. If drainage is not done, sooner or later the water to flow under the house, vspuchit soil under the foundation.
Foundation height is determined based on the average snow depth for our region, the lower edge of the house should be higher by at least two feet from the ground level.
Our company is in the construction of holiday homes to suit all requirements and standards. You are free to carry out a study of the site and to lay the foundation of the future house. Or you can instruct it to the professionals.