Engineered Stem Wall Foundation
The construction of the engineered stem wall foundation is one of the first and most important steps in building a structure. Where a slab is desired for cost savings or otherwise in a cold climate a stem wall foundation is the choice. Stem walls are structures that are used to connect the foundation of a building to its walls. Stem walls are appropriate for sloped lots because they can be built in different heights to accommodate varying site ground elevations.
A building is strengthened by a well-constructed stem wall, partially due to the fact that the concrete is poured in one continuous go. If a stem wall has not been properly constructed, a building may be at risk of being unsafe as a result of movement.
Stem walls give your home a taller look as the free-board distance between the slab and the surrounding ground can be increased or decreased as desired.The structural integrity of a building is maintained by a good foundation, the stem wall being a major part of this system that holds a building in place.