In addition to my extensive renovation of the existing 1926 house on the Kuppersmith Project, we’re also constructing a new garage and master bedroom suite to complement the home.

Work on the bedroom addition began by laying out the location of the room, then digging trenches for the poured concrete footings that will support the raised foundation. In order to distribute the load and prevent settling, footings are made much wider than the concrete block walls laid on top of them.

Since the garage foundation will have a concrete slab, a different approach is required. Thick footings around the perimeter of the foundation wall were dug to support the weight of the walls, and clay under the slab compacted for the garage floor.

Wooden forms were constructed around the perimeter, then the concrete slab and footings are poured all at the same time. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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