Scott Homebuilders Chooses Tella Firma as its Foundation of Choice
(DALLAS—May 17, 2016) Scott Homebuilders announced today it has selected Tella Firma Foundations (www.tellafirma.com) as a preferred foundation system for its custom homes. Scott Homebuilders is currently building in the East Dallas Lakewood area with a design that is consistent with University Park 1940s architecture design while utilizing modern construction techniques. Construction is also about to begin on a mid-century modern influenced home in the Midway Manor/Bluffview area.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Scott Homebuilders,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “Custom builders love our foundation because it gives clients peace of mind when they are building their dream home. Tella Firma provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation yet is much more affordable and takes less time to install compared to traditional suspended foundations.”
By using a field-tested, patented process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation, Tella Firma creates a protective void between the ground and the home itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. Most foundation damage results from soil movement that can be caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change or by seismic activity.
“The Tella Firma system is a great solution to building on bad soils,” said John Scott, Managing Partner of Scott Homebuilders. “We’re using Tella Firma on 10 home foundations right now, and that is a testament to how highly we regard this product. We did a lot of research, and we chose Tella Firma because we want to avoid the problems that go along with expansive soils.”
The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. Tella Firma foundations utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home.
Scott Homebuilders (scotthomebuilders.com) is a small, family-owned construction company that specializes in custom and semi-custom homes. They pride themselves on getting to know the customer on a more personal level and give them more attention to detail. Scott Homebuilders is very proud of its designs and builds for customers as they would build for themselves.
Tella Firma is an evolved, hybrid commercial foundation process that costs less to install and is less susceptible to timing, labor and weather uncertainties. This patented process elevates a slab-on-grade foundation above active soils to protect the slab from damaging soil swells, contractions, and movement.