This post first appeared at the Green Building Advisor website.
One of the most popular foundation systems used in my market, and one I’ve been using for more than a decade, is the frost protected shallow foundation. My very cold climate requires footing depths of five feet. Digging, constructing and insulating a footing and foundation system that deep is time consuming and expensive. A shallow foundation system can be a substantial savings for a new build.
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The design at the Code Minimum House calls for a frost protected shallow foundation. I have built several homes using this type of foundation and found it works well for a budget friendly build. Continue reading “Construction Design-Code Minimum House-Foundation”
A few weeks ago work began on a new home that I helped to design. I’m not the general contractor on this project, more of a consultant conducting testing and assuring the building science side of the project goes as planned. This posting will be the first of several about this build. Continue reading “Construction Design-Concrete-less Slab Foundation”