Also known as stumps, sub floor columns are used to elevate the house to provide a level floor — most commonly when building on sloping blocks. Stumps are often seen with decks as well as under the main floor space. If building in a flood prone area, it is also a requirement to raise the floor level of a dwelling above the designated flood level. A suitable sub floor column and bracing design is critical to ensuring structural adequacy in these situations.
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With decades of soil testing and geotechnical expertise, we design your foundations and structure to suit both the ground conditions and surrounding areas.
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