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Building Deep Foundations

Each year the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) based in Mt. Vernon, Iowa holds a contest to honor the best and most difficult foundation projects of the year. Over the years, contractors occasionally submitted projects that were complicated beyond one’s ability to foresee all the problems and therefore become financial losers. So Jim Baty, the executive director of the CFA, says they changed the rules of the competition so that submissions will reflect cutting edge technology but will also be profitable. “The quality of a project should not be based solely on its economic success but rather the quality of design and craftsmanship that go into it. A project that loses money is likely to be one that doesn’t stack up to such qualities,” he adds.

As published in Concrete Contractor magazine, read the full content of this article from their website.

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