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Last Updated: , Created: Tuesday, January 15th, 2002

Building on Newfoundland Rock.

Most of us have houses on flat land or gentle slopes. Just how do you build those foundations that are hanging onto almost vertical clifts, like overlooking the harbour in St. John's, Newfoundland?

We went out and visited my builder friend Aiden Duff to look at one bueatiful house where he drilled into the rock, locked anchors in and then sculptured step foundations in an area so steap we could hardly keep our footing.

Keywords: Foundation, Footings, Rock, Alternative

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