Below Grade

Is a construction term used to describe below ground or below the surface grade/level.


If your foundation or basement is only being supported at one end, an expert will say it’s cantilevered. Some engineers cantilever a foundation on purpose, for special load-bearing circumstances, while others become cantilevered over time as the building materials...


White discoloration on the surface of concrete structures typically indicates moisture/seepage of water.


Describes the soil( or other material) added to the excavation to provide the desired level to properly slope water away from the foundation of the house.


The footing is the concrete base of the foundation that’s poured into the foundation trench. This base supports the foundation and is usually poured as an integral part of a slab. If the footing becomes exposed to regular moisture, the foundation could sag and cracks...