For over 40 years, Centennial has grown to become a leading provider in plumbing, heating, electrical, and renovation services for Saskatoon and area. In 2010, we are bringing our years of experience together to launch our new
custom homes division.

This blog will chronicle our first custom home build and provide you with first hand knowledge on common challenges and rewarding triumphs that coincide with building any home.

Feel free to ask questions, leave comments, and share your building stories as we watch this dream home come to life.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cement Shoes

We all know how important a good foundation is to the structural integrity of a building, but did you know that a good foundation also needs a good foundation? It's true. Before the foundation is ever poured, the footings are put in place to help distribute the weight of the finished home.

We've put together another video to give you some more information and a look at our footings. The video will also talk about some of the issues that you may encounter while building a new home in an existing area. In this case, because our new home will be wider than the old one, our excavated area comes very close to the neighbouring fence lines. As you'll see in the video, all the rain we've had lately has washed away some of the sides of our hole exposing the fence posts. We will definitely be fixing these as the build continues, which brings up another tip for you - always be a courteous neighbour. New home builds can be a little disruptive for established residents, so be sure you're communicating with your neighbours and make sure that you clean up after yourself.

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