Ron Davis Custom Homes has selected Tella Firma Solid Earth Foundations (www.tellafirma.com) to provide the foundation for one of its clients in the exclusive Hills of Kingwood neighborhood located in Frisco, Texas.
“The terrain in this part of Frisco required an elevated foundation to minimize the risk associated with soil volatility,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “We’ve worked with Ron on about 15 custom homes in the last two years and each one has unique circumstances where our foundation was a good solution for active soils. We are thrilled that Ron chose us to give his client peace of mind.”
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 foundation is so important when building a home,” Ron Davis said. “Each of our sites has a soil report to determine how active the soils are, and then solutions are evaluated to see what would be appropriate. Tella Firma is our go-to foundation for situations like this.
The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. The system provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation yet 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 for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home.
Ron Davis Custom Homes (rondaviscustomhomes.com) is a family-owned luxury home builder serving clients in the $1 to $3 million price range. Owners Ron and Shirley Davis have one-of-a-kind home designs and a reputation of quality finish-out and transparency in the home building process.
The Hills of Kingswood is nestled in the heart of Frisco, within 10 minutes of Legacy Business Park. A place of extraordinary beauty tucked away amid the wooded greenbelt that borders Lake Lewisville, the exclusive gated community offers premier homesites for exceptional luxury homes.