Foundations That Are the Best Options for Your Farmhouse


Megan WildWhether you’re buying, building, or renovating a farmhouse, the first place to start is the foundation. If you’re rebuilding, you might get lucky and be able to keep the foundation that’s already in place. But if it’s sustained damage or you’re are starting from scratch, then you need to choose your foundation.

The foundation you get depends on what you need. When deciding what kind of foundation to choose for your farmhouse, you must factor in a number of things, including the weather, your needs, your family, and the topography of where you live. There are many options, so choose carefully.

This is your home, or it will be, so don’t make these crucial decisions on your own — consult with the contractor. They should be able to recommend the best options and let you choose from there. Here’s some info on five of your best options:

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Basement Foundation

If you need extra storage or living space, a basement foundation might be the solution for you. If you do create a finished basement, then you’ll have effectively doubled your floor space. A basement foundation is also the deepest option for a foundation. If you live in the Midwest, especially in hurricane valley, you’ll want a safe, underground space.

2/11/2019 3:26:44 PM

There was a movement in the 1970's and 1980's where people built houses underground or partially underground. You still see some people do that today, but it is rare. Also some people even built their homes into the side of a hill/cliff/mountain, and some even built their home under water or partially underwater! Now I prefer a house with a Basement or even built under ground or partially under ground! By building under ground or partially under ground that saves on heating and cooling costs and also helps to protect the house from tornadoes.

12/10/2017 3:11:00 PM

Shouldn't it read "if you live in the Midwest, especially in Tornado Alley, you'll want a safe underground space."

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