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For many small builders, the venture into larger projects with considerable site and foundation work is marked by many unknowns. There is much to learn about what takes place before the more familiar framing stage. As the builder's role is basically supervisory through the excavation and foundation work, knowing what to expect from your subcontractor is essential. This overview of building layout should help you get a well-sited square and level foundation on which to build. Checking out the Site The condition of the site itself will affect the success of your foundation. With fewer quality building sites available it is even more important to check out the site for potential disasters. For example, in the course of the last