Foundation Facts

The weight of an average house: 50 tons
The weight of an average foundation: 7 � tons
Percentage of total project cost: 8-15%
Foundations by material: 81% poured, 16% block, 3% other
Foundations by region: Northeast 89% full basement;
Midwest 75% full basement;South 66% slab; West 63% slab
25th Foundations
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