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.
Continue reading “Construction Design-Frost Protected Shallow Foundation (FPSF)”
In my last posting about the Code Minimum House, I talked about how the foundation was constructed. Next up, the framing. This home is being built with a small budget. To keep costs in line, Continue reading “Construction Design-Code Minimum House-Framing”
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”