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Foundation Type: Which one? Slab, Crawl Space or Basement?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Over the past twelve years I have repaired or built on many different home foundations.  So when it came time to build our cabin foundation I was a little surprised by how strongly I felt about one over another, and in the end surprised by the choice we ultimately ended up with.  Our choice of going with a concrete slab foundation was mostly based on building cost and maintenance.

Cost Estimate Basement vs Crawl Space vs Concrete Slab – Excel

Cost Estimate Basement vs Crawl Space vs Concrete Slab – PDF

Basement Foundations

A basement foundation would have been great for installing mechanicals (HVAC, well pump, etc.), but no bones about it, this would have been the most expensive option.  If you think about it (more…)

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