Residential Foundations


Our Foundation

Reliable. Experienced. quality assured.

At American Patio Drive Walk, we know how vital it is to have a strong foundation for your home. Our team specializes in creating concrete foundations that are tough and dependable, tailored to fit your project just right. We use modern techniques and make sure our work is solid and reliable.

Whether monolithic/ slab-on-grade or traditional footer-on-block foundations, count on us to lay the groundwork that will support your dreams for years to come.

When it comes to foundations...

We have the expertise to deliver from site prep to cure

  • Whole House Foundations
  • Garage Slabs
  • Addition/ Remodel Foundations
  • Shed Slabs
  • Carport Foundations
  • Foundation Demolition

Quality Foundation Work

Whether you need a traditional CMU foundation wall on a spread footing, slab-on-grade, or a “turn-down” monolithic slab, American Patio Drive Walk can deliver.

With over 20 years experience in the Southeastern North Carolina area, we have the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure a stable foundation. Whether new construction or addition, our team can deliver your foundation on budget and on time.

We Deliver The Highest quality, most consistent concrete available.

No Hot Loads Guaranteed

Consistent Mix

Building Foundations
& Slabs 101

Traditional CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) foundation wall and footer is the choice if you are planning a raised floor with a crawl space. This type of foundation is also used for raised porches which are then backfilled and then finished with a concrete slab. A footer and CMU foundation also provides better flexibility when building on a sloping site.

Monolithic Slab, also known as a Turn-Down Slab,  take it’s name from a one-pour design, being cast in place as one single component. “Turn-Down Slabs” are well suited for many different types of buildings and are a common construction method in our area. They can be more economical than the traditional CMU and footer foundations because they get your project ready to build in less time.

Footing and CMU Wall
Foundation Slag with WWF

Foundation Services

To learn more about each step of the foundation process, toggle the service description.

  • Clear the construction site of any debris, vegetation, or obstacles.
  • Excavate the soil to the required depth to accommodate the foundation.
  • Use surveying tools to mark the layout and dimensions of the foundation on the ground.
  • Confirm that the layout aligns with the architectural plans and local building codes.
  • Dig the foundation trench according to the approved design and dimensions.
  • Create a level and firm base for the foundation.
  • Construct forms or molds to define the shape and dimensions of the foundation.
  • Ensure that the forms are properly aligned, secured, and leveled.
  • Install reinforcing steel bars (rebar) for added strength.
  • Pour concrete into the trench to create footings, which distribute the load of the structure and prevent settling.
  • Consolidate the concrete to remove air bubbles and achieve proper compaction.
  • Allow the concrete to cure for a specified period to achieve its desired strength.
  • Protect the curing concrete from extreme weather conditions that could impact the curing process.
  • Backfill the excavated area around the foundation once the concrete has cured.
  • Compact the soil to prevent settling.

expert foundation execution from start to finish