GBA Logo horizontal- lakesideca.info Facebook- lakesideca.info LinkedIn- lakesideca.info Email- lakesideca.info Pinterest- lakesideca.info Twitter- lakesideca.info Instagram- lakesideca.info YouTube Icon- lakesideca.info Navigation Search Icon- lakesideca.info Main Search Icon- lakesideca.info Video Play Icon- lakesideca.info Audio Play Icon- lakesideca.info Headphones Icon- lakesideca.info Plus Icon- lakesideca.info Minus Icon- lakesideca.info Check Icon- lakesideca.info Print Icon- lakesideca.info Picture icon- lakesideca.info Single Arrow Icon- lakesideca.info Double Arrow Icon- lakesideca.info Hamburger Icon- lakesideca.info TV Icon- lakesideca.info Close Icon- lakesideca.info Sorted- lakesideca.info Hamburger/Search Icon- lakesideca.info
Article

Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations

The footings of most foundations are placed below the frost depth. In colder areas of the United States, this can mean excavating and pouring concrete 4 ft. or more below grade. If you include enough rigid-foam insulation around a foundation, however, you can keep the soil under the house warm enough to permit shallow excavations, which can be 12 in. or 16 in. deep, even in northern areas.

[To read more of Martin Holladay’s article from the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Fine Hombuilding, click the link below.]

Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations.pdf

GBA Prime

This article is only available to GBA Prime Members

Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.

0 Comments

Log in or become a member to post a comment.

Related

Community

Recent Questions and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |