Laying Out Complex Building Foundations

Laying out a square building foundation can be complicated. How in the world do they lay out some of these extremely difficult or complex building foundations that you see in million-dollar homes today?

What I'm about to tell you it is probably something that you don't want to hear, but I'm going to tell it to you anyway. You're going to need to understand basic geometry and this will also require you to have a little more advanced math skills and a general understanding of building foundations before you can lay out the more difficult ones.

One of the best books that I can recommend for complex building foundation layout would be a book written by John Carroll, called Measuring, Marking and Layout a Builder's Guide. This book will provide you with enough illustrations and information to construct difficult building foundations and will also provide you with solutions for other complicated construction problems.

Remember that the building foundation is the key to successful building. If you feel that this type of construction is out of your league, I would suggest that you find someone who is familiar with the process of constructing complicated building foundations.

If on the other hand, you have a basic knowledge of building foundation forming, there's a good chance that you will be able to construct a more complicated building foundation, but don't attempt to do something that you're not comfortable with entirely.

I have gathered plenty of my knowledge from useful books like these and you can too. Solutions for the most difficult construction projects can usually be found in books. Don't be afraid to tackle the tough jobs, but if you're uncomfortable with the process, hire the pros.