We expressed concern over the foundation during the design phase, so it was over designed to ensure robustness. The large size of the footers along with heavier than typical re-bar drew comments from the workers. "Are you building a bridge?" "This looks like a bunker." Both the house and garage were built with steel grid reinforced 6" thick slabs. The concrete was poured continuously from footer up to the top level of the slabs creating a "monolithic" foundation. This work was contracted to Luciano Concrete.