Good foundations are essential. They help to maintain the construction in good conditions, insure the proper weight distribution of the building and its stability, and prevent from structure damages. The foundations are the base of the building and its connection with the ground. Different methods and materials, such as concrete or reinforced concrete, can be used. The foundation types have more to do with the soil type and ground nature than the type of building. However, be aware that the building weight plays a role as well. The wood is lighter than other construction materials, therefore the foundations are usually thinner than average.