Module: Foundation

Understanding Different Types of Foundations

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Foundation Construction Training Course 🏗️

  • Understanding of concrete slab, post and pier, parameter and basement wall foundation in residential construction.
  • Training in different types of foundations and footing in different aspects of outdoor residential construction such as deck and fences.

We Are a Skilled Trades College for Foundation Training

At YCA you will learn everything about the different types of foundations, choosing the right foundation, whether it is a concrete-slab, perimeter-wall, post-and-pier, full-basement, pier-and-grade beam, or all-weather wood foundation. These foundations depend on the type of design of the building or structure, the climate of the area etc.

You will learn how to build a foundation, what tools are needed to build a foundation and all the steps of what goes into a commercial or residential foundation structure.


What Are Some of the Tools Needed for Building a Foundation?

If you were thinking a shovel, you are not wrong. However foundations are usually started by renting of heavy equipment excavators or else you can be there for a few months or more digging depending on the size of the building.

You will need a Tape Measure, Mason’s Hammer, Framing Hammer, Sledge Hammer, Builder’s Level, Wheelbarrow to get started and depending on the type of foundation up to 45 other tools.


Choosing The Right Foundation

Perimeter Walls, Basements, or Concrete Slab? We provide you with all of the options to consider when choosing the right foundation for your structure. The type of foundation depends on a wide range of factors or preferences or even geography.

At YCA Construction Trades School, you will receive the most complete theoretical construction foundation building training course with step by step instructions on all areas how to build a foundation.

Join our program today for everything you need to know about building a foundation.

Full-Time Construction and Renovation Classes Start: November 6, 2023
Part-Time Construction and Renovation Classes Start: October 28, 2023

For more information request a brochure or give us a call at +1 (416) 630-5559.

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    Christine NaycaloChristine Naycalo
    15:58 08 Aug 22
    This is an amazing course!! This school is the only school that allows you to take part time classes. During this time, I learned the theory and terminology of the construction industry. Most importantly, I gained the hands on experience with working with tools and learning how to build a house. All the teachers are amazing as they explain everything thoroughly and are helpful in assisting and guiding you to do things correctly.
    Adrian SealesAdrian Seales
    16:33 19 Jul 22
    The Home Reno and Construction program is an excellent technical program for those seeking a job in the booming construction industry. This program covers all the essential topics such as home foundations and framing, flooring, drywall, and painting in a 12 week time frame and provides hands - on training which is essential in mastering any application and building to the Canadian standards/ codes. Outside of the core topics, basics are also taught on electrical work and plumbing, making the curriculum well-rounded. Overall, lectures brought a wealth of knowledge and kept classes engaging and concise. I’d highly recommend this program to anyone who is seeking to transition to the construction industry.
    ernie guidoccioernie guidoccio
    15:48 06 Jul 22
    I recently completed the part time construction course at York Construction Academy and have to say it was a wonderful experience. All the teachers were very knowledgable as well as supportive. Even thought the first half was theory on line, Nardo the instructor was able to make it very interesting, full of excellent tips and fun. Steve and B were both great with the practical part in the second half. Being a real estate agent I initially signed up so I could better advise my clients in the buying and selling of homes but I ended up gaining the confidence to build my own garage which I would have never have dreamed of taking on. You get what you put in so if you’re willing to learn and get a little dirty you won’t be disappointed. You will also make new friends in the process. Since I’ve finished Vlad the owner of the school continues to be helpful with advice and recommendations.
    Patrick LopezPatrick Lopez
    19:08 10 Jan 22
    I went into York Construction Academy without any construction background, but leaving YCA pretty confident with my new set of skills. The school makes you feel welcome regardless of your skill level. Our theoretical instructor, Nardo, was awesome at teaching. Probably one of the best instructors I've ever had. Everything was delivered smoothly. He made sure everyone understood the lessons, went into the smallest details, and answered all of our questions. Steve, and B were great practical instructors that guided us throughout the whole process of building a small house inside the school's facility. The school could also help with job placement if you need one. Kudos to Vlad and the team.
    Shahriar BagherShahriar Bagher
    14:00 26 Sep 21
    Such a professional people. Knowledgeable and skillful. Most importantly, they teach in practical ways. You get to build a whole house in practical classes. Also they will find you jobs if you are interested. They know the right people. Good way to get in the construction game. Comparing to all the materials and tools you use during the classes, it is very reasonably priced. Nardo, Steve, queen B they all are amazing and very passionate people. And Vlad, The boss! Great guys.
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