The foundation may not often get much attention when designing a custom home, but few things are more important. A solid foundation provides structural integrity and protects your house from leaks and other major problems. At Capstone Custom Homes, we take the foundation stage very seriously, making it a key focus of our building process and contracts.
Specifics of the Dig
All home-building begins with site excavation. As part of our contract, we will pay up to $250 to cover building permit expenses for your lot. We will then excavate the basement and frost footers. Our excavation team will create a positive slope away from the foundation and perform rough grading for drainage. This will make the home less susceptible to potential issues related to rainfall and water runoff.
Depending on the configuration of your lot, there are several custom options we can provide. Talk to your sales consultant if you’re interested in an allowance for a walkout basement, want larger windows for the basement, or any other custom modifications.
Waterproofing the Basement
Basement waterproofing doesn’t just protect your home from flooding — it also provides protection against mildew growth and other maintenance issues. To ensure lasting protection, our foundation services include GMX Ultrashield Waterproofing, which comes with a 30-year manufacturer’s warranty. We also install a gravel and plastic layer beneath the basement’s concrete slab.
A firm foundation is quite literally the groundwork for a high-quality custom home. We’re proud to provide strong attention to detail in each phase of our work to ensure that your home’s foundation is built to last.