Foundation Wall Masonry Toronto
Foundation walls are built in many variations & they are always specified by architects and engineers in their building designs. It is absolutely imperative that these specifications are perfectly met in order to ensure that the structural integrity of your home addition or new build as sound as possible and remains that way for the decades to come.
Mace Masonry always builds foundation walls to the exact blueprint specifications. We always make sure to take extra care to build any foundation walls that are strong and long-lasting so you won’t need to deal with issues down the line.
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Foundation Wall Materials: What You Need to Know
Any building foundation wall is typically built using either cinderblock or concrete. Cinderblock foundations must be fully grouted and reinforced with steel to make sure there are no weak points in the structure. Concrete foundations also need to be reinforced in a similar way, but more importantly, the right concrete mix needs to be used to build a wall strong enough to support the rest of the structure. This means using a high-strength concrete with a low water-to-cement ratio.
Every time we build a concrete foundation wall, we make sure we get the right concrete mix for the job. We also take our time to make sure that a concrete foundation achieves the required strength to meet building specifications before allowing the foundation to be backfilled. Rushing this step can lead to foundation cracks and reduced structural integrity in the future that can be very costly to fix. We make sure the job is done right the first time.
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Only Trust The Best Masons With Foundation Walls
When choosing a mason to build a foundation wall, it’s very important that they are highly skilled at that kind of job. It is an absolute must they are educated on reading and following blueprints to maintain the correct size but most importantly keeping to the correct height. The slightest mistake on height can result in a largely increased cost when it comes to framing the structure above the foundation.
It’s also very important for the structural integrity of the new home or addition that all building codes are met. This is to ensure that occupants remain safe and aren’t at risk of the building collapsing on top of them. At Mace Masonry, we don’t just adhere to building codes, we go above & beyond their requirements. When it comes to anchors in the foundation and where the new addition meets the house, we always install more than is required. We also install a block lock system in every foundation, even if it isn’t specified by an engineer or architect. These extra reinforcements take only a couple of minutes for us to install, but they add massive amounts of strength to the structure. This allows the foundation walls to remain strong and last longer.
If you are planning to build a new home, or an addition on your current home in Toronto or the GTA, make sure your foundation is built right the first time. Contact Mace Masonry today for a free consultation and quote on the project, and discover why we are Toronto’s top masonry contractors!