The foundation of a building is the most important part. It supports the weight of the building and holds it up. The foundation is also what protects the building from damage such as ground water, earth movement and earthquakes.
A sound, strong foundation will make sure that your home stays in good condition for years to come.
The word foundation comes from the Latin word “fundāmentum” which means “the act of laying a foundation.” The Latin word is derived from the verb “fūdere” which means “to pour.”
The idea of pouring something into a hole to make a base for something else is found in many cultures and languages, including ancient Greek and Sanskrit.
In Ancient Rome, the “fundus” was the piece of land that was given to Roman citizens by the state or emperor as part of their land allotment (and then could be farmed or built on). The “fundus” is also a term used in law to refer to the lowest level at which land can be owned.