Spec PlanC: Foundation

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Spec Plan-C defines the type of foundation: slab, crawl space or basement. Make sure to use quality materials to prevent cracking and water seepage.


  1. about the foundation
  2. getting started
  3. building spec sheet
  4. spec budgeting worksheet
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Spec Plan C: Foundation

what you need to do —

The foundation is the most critical part of your construction.
So hire the best.

Types of foundations:




More Foundation Information


Visit our Home Building Showcase for information and product ideas on foundation systems:

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Check framing building codes:

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Getting Started

Step 1: develop the plan

  • take a completed draft of the spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a building plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.
  • use your spec sheet and floor plan to bid the construction project to contractors


Step 2: get required building permits


Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers

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Get Some Professional Help

Sample Foundation
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