One of our customers houses is featured this month in the trade magazine Builder. In an article by Symone Garvett she describes how the architects at design firm Architectural Resource used WarmFörm to save money on foundation construction, and start the house out on the right energy efficient foot.
Instead of using a traditional Michigan slab with 42-inch footings around the perimeter, the team decided to use a frost-protected, shallow foundation system frequently used in Sweden. Called WarmFörm, the simplified product eliminates the need for extending footings below the local frost line and relies on the home’s insulation to insulate the soil below and prevent it from freezing.
This is true, WarmFörm is based on the type of foundation used for all home building in Sweden. Instead of digging deep foundations and mucking around in the mud, the Swedes lay down insulation layers that stop the soil from freezing and let you quickly get on to building your house. Like this:
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