Foundation And Framing Websites
I look at a lot of stuff on the internet. I visit
websites that have practical tips on anything you could possibly think
of in the construction business. I can't believe how many times I visit
a website that has information about building foundations and home
framing, that might not be all that it's cracked up to be.
I've seen wood foundations built directly on the ground, concrete piers sitting in the dirt with out any additional reinforcing concrete underneath them and building foundations created from block walls without any reinforcing materials. I'm sure that most of this stuff being built isn't going to be inspected by any local Building and Safety Department.
The point I'm trying to make here, is that I see a lot of stuff on the Internet that might not be doing anyone any favors, except for someone looking for some great pictures on things not to do to your building foundation. I know what I'm looking at, but I don't think that everyone else does.
I would like to send out a warning to anyone interested in learning more about foundations and house framing to put your thinking, before thinking caps on before you start to gather any intel from some of these websites. If you don't know what you're looking at or looking for, I would advise you to find some published books, instead of searching the Internet.
Books that have been published usually have reliable information in them, because the publishers don't want to be liable for any lawsuits about information that's incorrect. I wanted to share my insight with everyone who reads my articles, be careful what you're looking at, if you really don't know what you're looking at.