When you decide to start building a
house, it is good to plan and properly prepare foundations. This should
be done at the design stage as it will help you to avoid many
unnecessary complications and additional costs at later stages of the
The drawing of the foundation structure
presented here shows the most common method of preparing foundations.
This solution allows you to use several different building methods. Even
if you decide to build an insulated solid wall, the foundation
arrangement will allow you to add a brick façade long after building the
Furthermore, the outer layer of blocks protects the
foundation wall and thermal insulation against the effects of soil
pressure and groundwater.
Note, that this solution will involve a
similar labour input and cost as other methods of preparing foundations
but allows a choice of wall construction.