new home construction

Testing Soil Load Bearing Capacity Upfront Saves Time, Money Later

At CD + C, we recently began a residential job on a site that required a 40-foot foundation. While this number looks like we added an extra zero since the average foundation for a home is four feet, this is accurate. Why did it require such a high foundation? Well, because of poor soil with …

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Construction Spending a Sign of Recovery

Right out of the new year’s gate we get a better-than-expected report: U.S. construction spending in November rose for the third straight month to its highest level in five months. According to the Commerce Department, construction spending in November increased 0.4 percent to an annual rate of $810.2 billion, the highest level since June. Economists …

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Builder Confidence in New Construction Up for Second Straight Month

Last night on the radio I heard a report that the builder confidence index regarding new home construction was coming out today and that experts expected bad news. I’m happy to report that they were wrong. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Index (HMI) for November did in fact come out today, but …

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