Real estate agents love to be able to tout the additional footage of any home with a basement, and they often point out the additional storage area as well as the buyer’s ability to turn it into bonus space. Most listings will not include basements as part of the home’s...

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Areas that have tropical weather often need plenty of space beneath them for air to circulate, so buildings in places that have something other than sand often use footings as their support. This method of building is an older one than slab construction, but it works well in areas where...

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There are many areas in the world where people want to live close to nature, and ocean views are preferred. While it might seem to be paradise to those who live there, builders must compensate for the ground below the building. Many coastal areas are sandy, and there is little...

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