Adding on to your home—with a sunroom, a family room, a garage, or something else—is a great way to increase your home’s value and improve your quality of life. However, before you can begin thinking about the walls and windows, you need to make sure you have a well-built residential foundation.
The foundation is responsible for holding the weight of your new addition, as well as keeping out moisture, resisting soil movement, and providing weather resistance. A proper home foundation requires strategic planning and a qualified foundation contractor in Connecticut.
If you are considering a new home addition, now is the time to take action and get the foundation set before the winter snow comes and halts the process for several months.
Types of Residential Foundations in CT
When it comes to foundation construction for home additions in Connecticut, we typically choose between these three different types of home foundations:
- Post and Beam Home Foundation – This is the most affordable residential foundation, and it is commonly used for screened porches, sunrooms, and living room add-ons. This type of foundation is very similar to the type of foundation that would be used for a deck. It uses concrete footings that hold up wooden support beams, which allows air to flow freely to prevent moisture build-up.
- Frost Wall Poured Foundation – Being in Connecticut, this is a pretty popular type of foundation construction we perform. Essentially, we create a footing below the frost line where walls can then be added on top. We add insulation to prevent any kind of heat loss and so that the footings stay above freezing.
- Full Basement Home Foundation – Just as it sounds, this type of residential foundation is completely solid. It is the most expensive and requires the most work, but it also brings with it the most rewards. The large vacant space it creates provides you with even more square footage to maximize your ROI, and its solid construction is extremely durable.
When we meet with you to discuss your home addition, we will go over the various CT home foundations and determine which one is the best for your situation. As your foundation contractor, you can depend on us to make recommendations that will fit within your budget, your needs, and your personal preferences.
Why Choose K.E. Braza as Your Foundation Contractor in CT
When adding on to your home, the foundation makes all the difference in how it will perform in the years to come. With K.E. Braza as your CT foundation contractor, you can relax knowing you have chosen a company that puts quality above all else. Our skilled contractors work hand-in-hand with architects and engineers to ensure your home addition will stand the test of time. To learn more about our home and garage foundation construction in Connecticut, contact us now.