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Pier & Beam vs Slab Foundations

comments (0) February 16th, 2012 in Blogs
Matt Risinger Matt Risinger, Blogger

Video Length: 2:24
Produced by: Matt Risinger


My company does both new construction and whole house remodeling work and it's interesting to see that houses older than 1960 are almost always pier & beam construction but homes built after that are nearly always slab foundations.  In this video I'm discussing the merits of these two foundation types with one of my favortite building science experts Mark LaLiberte.  Matt Risinger - Risinger Homes Austin, TX



posted in: Blogs, energy efficiency, remodeling, green building, , foundations, mark laliberte, pier & beam