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Concrete in foundation building: What you need to know

by Kimberly Jokela 07/31/2022

For centuries, builders have used concrete in foundation building for structures of all shapes and sizes. Concrete foundations are still the most common type of foundation for homes, commercial buildings and everything in between. There are several types of concrete foundation you should know if you’re planning to build a home. Here is a basic guide to the different types of concrete foundation and their benefits:

T-Shaped concrete foundations

T-shaped foundations are commonly used in areas with freezing temperatures. Builders find the frost line in the ground and construct the footing at that level. After constructing the foundation walls, the concrete slab is laid on top.

Slab-on-grade concrete foundations

Slab-on-grade foundations are made of a single layer of concrete. The layer is poured thicker at the edges and gets thinner toward the top of the grade. Wire mesh is used in constructing these foundations to reduce risk of concrete cracking.

Frost protected concrete foundations

Frost protected foundations are used for heated structures. They use two layers of insulation around the outside of the foundation wall to contain heat and let it rise into the building regardless of frost.

Benefits of poured concrete foundations

Poured concrete foundations are the most common type of foundation used for homes and residential buildings, while much larger structures require additional support. They are affordable and offered by countless contractors and construction companies across the globe. Here are some additional key benefits of concrete foundations:

  • Concrete requires practically zero maintenance, making it a worry-free option for homeowners.
  • Poured concrete slab foundations can protect your home from environmental damage including landslides, flooding and fire.
  • Poured concrete is stronger and more stable than block concrete alternatives.
About the Author

Kimberly Jokela

Meet Kimberly Jokela:

With a genuine passion in people Kimberly loves helping her clients make their real estate dreams or needs come to life!

Born and raised in the midwest in a family with a strong work ethic, filled with creativity & dedication.

Her determination lead her to attend college at the "Philadelphia Performing Arts" where she had the opportunity to follow her passion in the Arts & to travel. Living in California with her husband Rick for 15 years together they built a successful business. After the birth of her beautiful daughter Brittany in 2003 & seeking a "small town” coastal lifestyle, they took a trip to Naples Florida & fell in love with all it has to offer and made the jump!

With now over 13 years experience as a licensed Realtor serving Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero & Fort Myers.

A great listener, negotiator & connector, Kimberly is dedicated to helping her clients looking to BUY find their ideal property! .

Her warm & friendly personality is present in everything she does on her clients behalf!

Kimberly’s creativity & "out of the box" thinking gives her clients the extra leverage they need when SELLING a property.

Her well organized marketing includes professionally produced photography, video, drone imagery, media presentation in print, numerous online websites & social media!