When choosing a condominium community, a savvy homebuyer will do quite a bit of homework—from developer reputation, to location, to facilities and amenities. However, it pays to look into one more detail that is equally important: the type of land the structure is built on.
With several condominium projects currently being constructed and more yet to be built in Davao City, there are many options for homebuyers. But beyond the beautiful landscape, deluxe amenities, and strategic location, which one stands on stable ground?
Vista Residences’ landmark condominium development, Northpoint, is built on solid bedrock. This British colonial themed condominium community gives its homeowners the assurance that their condo home is securely built on solid ground.
Northpoint currently has three buildings and two more towers, Liverpool and the recently launched 10-storey Bradford will soon rise on this elevated land at the junction of Buhangin Road and JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada. The recently topped off Liverpool will have unique building features such as the Sky Courts in the upper floor levels.
These wide openings in the building allow natural breeze to flow through for additional ventilation, and will be decked with live plants which, along with the garden atrium, will enhance the fresh ambiance inside the condominium building.
At 15-storeys, Liverpool will be the tallest building in Northpoint and offers its unit owners the best view of Davao Gulf. This is a perk they can enjoy without the nagging concern of the building’s stability, knowing that Liverpool is standing on solid ground.
Many areas north of Davao have swampy land, and soil in wetland areas are not the best for building big structures. First, building on wetlands interferes with the natural flow of water that normally inundates the area. Blocking passages where water freely flows through is interfering with the natural landscape.
This can be addressed by constructing provisional channels to redirect water passage, but if these do not have a clear destination for drainage, they may fill up and cause flooding. Flooding will not only affect buildings or houses in the area, it will eventually weaken these structures leading to permanent damage.
Building on swampy areas or wetlands will also cost so much more than building on bedrock, as the foundation will have to be fortified to keep it from sinking to the ground. This will have a significant impact on the prices of homes built in the area.
“Even before we purchase a property for our projects, a careful study of the land and soil quality is made. Vista Residences and its mother company, Vista Residences, will never risk its homebuyers’ investment in its developments,” said Anna Mae dela Pena, Marketing Head of Camella Davao, a Vista Land company.
Northpoint being built on solid bedrock is more resistant to shaking during an earthquake because the bedrock itself vibrates a lot less as its structure is compact or tightly bound. This gives unit owners a lot of assurance on their homes’ safety and stability.
“Building on swampy land just doesn’t give homeowners the same assurance as knowing their homes stand on solid ground,” said dela Pena, adding that Northpoint now has more units available with the launch of Bradley.
For the month of July, prospective homebuyers can avail of their July promo giveaways. They can get the chance to get home theatre appliances, aircon, flat screen TVs, free interior design for selected units, and investment premiums of as much as P350,000. For more information visit Camella office at Delgar Building (fronting Northing), JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City, or call (082)226-3100 0r (082) 221 0716.