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Pier and Grade-Beam Foundation

Advice from a contractor on one way to build on a steep slope

This is a description of a type of foundation that's widely used on steep building sites. It consists of concrete grade beams and footings connected to pilings that go as far as 20 ft. into the ground. Not your average foundation for your not-so-average building site.

Pier and Grade-Beam Foundation
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