Framing Your Basement with Wood
A reader wrote us asking about using pressure-treated wood instead of concrete for a basement or crawl space. Senior Editor Travis Larson built homes with wood foundations for many years and had this to say:
“I live in a house that I built 35 years ago with a wood foundation and in my days as a contractor have built dozens of them for customers, and I’ve never heard a single complaint. They’re fast and easy to build, energy efficient and easy to finish, and adding windows or doors is a snap. There is no downside. In fact, it has always puzzled me that wood foundations aren’t the choice for all new homes.”
You’ll find lots more information about wood foundations online at southernpine.com.
Plus, check out more Wood Foundation Basics and Techniques.