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As a residential framing contractor on Cape Cod, I see many different styles and sizes of homes. Present design trends seem to be making the homes my crew and I work on increasingly complex—all the way down to the foundations, which, we are frequently finding, are no longer simple rectangles with an attached garage.
We recently framed a home, for instance, that included a walk-out basement with a stepped foundation, an angled bay off the back of the house, and multiple spaces in the home that required jogs in the foundation.