A High-Performance Foundation
See the construction of the Rhode Island FHB House foundation, and listen to builder Mike Guertin explain the details of its assembly and describe his approach to product selection.
FHB House builder Mike Guertin and designer Michael Maines conceived of the project’s foundation with buildability, water management, and thermal performance in mind. In this video, Guertin explains his approach to the construction of the foundation from forming the footings to installing the final drainage membrane. Using a combination of insulated concrete forms, rigid foam, and a host of waterproofing products, the team was able to construct a foundation with above-average performance attributes that can be replicated easily by any builder.
Find more details about the construction of the FHB House foundation:
- A Foundation Like a Cooler
- A High-Performance Foundation
- Placing Concrete in the ICF Foundation
- FHB House Foundation in Pictures
- A Solid, Well-Insulated Foundation