A reader's General Construction question: Concrete slab stumps?
Stuart from Melbourne Australia had this concrete slab stumps question.Greetings, I have not so much as built a letter box let alone a house. I am trying to decide between stumps and a slab. I'm told stumps are much cheaper, and a friend claims they know what to do. As i confessed earlier, I haven't got a clue which way to go so would appreciate anything advise on price and best option you can provide. Thanks for taking the time to read my email.
Hi Stuart, Not to sure about the cost difference, depends on materials supply in your area. Here's a few points off the top of my head:-
The word foundation has spread to mean a lot of things in the language but the essence is "a good solid base". Get the foundation right and it means that you have every chance of getting a good result. Do it wrong and you will never get a perfect job. So do the right thing, get it designed correctly and build it correctly, which ever way you go.
For a complete beginner I think a concrete slab would be the best way to go unless there are significant other factors.Cheers Bill.
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