The foundation is often viewed as the most important part of a dwelling. It supports the entire home, its contents, and the live load in it (people). The type of foundation is noted and then inspected for cracks, settling, water leaks, and overall condition. Different types of foundations are prone to different problems, but all foundations have the same major job, to hold up the building. All visible and accessible portions of the foundation are inspected carefully for defects.

Common Foundation Types: Poured Concrete Cement Block Brick Stone Slab