In Sparkes Builders, we care about the quality of everything we build. Here are just a few examples what we do differently than traditional builders!
We use Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) foundation walls for all of the houses we are building as of recent. ICF foundation has several benefits over the traditional concrete foundation walls. ICF walls have built-in insulation that meet new Alberta Energy code, allow for a nicer interior and exterior finish, and leave more floor space on the interior of the house. We are a qualified builder of ICF foundations.
We use step footing to ensure minimum of 6' 8" footing below grade.
We design. We build. We offer in-house design service for all your needs. This allows us to create a quality design in a timely manner. We use 3D software for easy illustration, so you can come here to design with us!
We use engineered floor trusses. These trusses are "open," allowing wiring, plumbing pipes, and HVAC ducts to be run through the trusses. With solid joists (the alternative to engineered floor trusses), holes must be drilled into the joists for wiring and pipes, and HVAC ducts have to be boxed in under the joists - intruding into your "living" space.