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Frost Protected Shallow Foundations
In a time long ago, in a place far away, I tripped across frost protected shallow foundations.
Nirvana : Best, only excuse to use foam insulation, and synergy embodied. Insulates foundation, keeps water away from basement, keeps soil around building dry and inhospitable to insects and vermin, and provides an emergency heat source - the planet earth! Do the math. If it's 5 degrees out and your basement is in contact with 50 degree earth, you have a free emergency heater! How do you figure out the payback on all that!
NO ONE used frost protected shallow foundations for a very long time.
Fast forward to now.
It's been adopted by the military and their contractors, every green peridocal and website, the highest end residential building publications even praise it's virtues.
No surprise, frost protected shallow foundations save money as well as save energy. They cuts building costs. Cuts excavation costs - you can cut the basement out! In cold country it extends the building season, cuts heating costs during construction, - it can eliminate it!
Yes, FPSF's is being adoptred to increase corporate profits, not to save energy.
Take a lesson from that.
Tons of info and everyone taking the time and effort to maintain a website promotoing Green Builidng and Sustainability need to see the hits, need to see the interest!
Journal of Light Construction
Great resource and not just for housing. Click Here
Partnership to Advance Technology in Housing
Technical but understandable - see if you agree. Click Here
Also equipment, tools, ancient techniques documented, all that and looks stunning too.
Building Science Incorporated
I don’t check for broken links (Takes time, and this site doesn’t generate income to support it), so if any of the links above don’t work, then see below, I’ve probably downloaded and printed out what impressed me.