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Tella Firma Solid Earth Foundations ( announced today it will be exhibiting at the 2015 Sunbelt Builders Show™, which will be held July 29–30 at the Gaylord Texan.  The show is one of the largest building industry events in North America and is owned and operated by the Texas Association of Builders.  The show draws thousands of residential construction industry professionals from the United States, Canada and Mexico and features more than 200 exhibit booths.  

“Tella Firma offers home builders commercial foundations in a residential application, which can help builders avoid future warranty issues. Over the last decade we’ve become the preferred foundation for many custom homebuilders. While the industry’s leading production builders have shown great interest, Tella Firma hasn’t been a foundation solution they could cost effectively deploy on a 
wide-scale basis—until now,” shared Jim Fontaine, President and CEO of Tella Firma. 

Tella Firma is efficient, economical and easy to use, and it creates additional value for homebuyers.

It is the first company to bring elevated slab foundations to the production home market at an affordable price.  Earlier this month, Tella Firma announced that Lennar Homes signed on as the first production builder to recognize the need for revolutionizing the way home foundations are built.

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. 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.  This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. 

The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles that have been in practice for over 50 years. The system provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation, yet it is much more affordable and takes less time to install when compared to most traditional suspended foundations.  Tella Firma foundations also utilize a green installation process, to avoid the need to use any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home. 

Dallas-based Tella Firma is revolutionizing the way home foundations are built. Tella Firma gets its name from the Latin “strong home.”  Foundations with the company's product have been installed throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, and Tella Firma has plans to expand into new residential and commercial developments throughout the area.  For more information, go to


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