Foundations

New construction today is built with great margins for safety. With these margins come great expense. Engineers have their name on the line every time that stamp hits a set of plans. That liability lasts for years. Every time a natural disaster occurs, codes are updated, and stricter engineering is applied. What that means for the homeowner is high quality construction designed to pass the test of time. There is nothing like the security of a well built house. There is nothing more important than your foundation in starting a construction project off on the right foot. Let us get you off on the right foot, towards a secure asset for generations to come.

The importance of ground preparation cannot be underestimated. Quality concrete work can last well over 100 years.

The most important factor is ground preparation. A significant portion of Oahuʼs soil is expansive. This is bad news for your concrete longevity. The cure for expansive soils is overexcavation and importing structural fill. This process often times is equivalent in cost to the actual slab price. Understanding this is the first step in selecting a contractor.

Choosing a contractor based on cost alone, without understanding the work description, is a recipe for disaster. Understanding your soil conditions is one of McLaren Masonry, Inc.ʼs specialities. Although we are not Soil Engineers, we understand the remedies for many soil conditions, including the use of micro-piles, grade beams, and structural fill. Let us know what your planning, and we can help you install concrete and masonry that will pass the test of time.