Going Against the Grain - Permanent Wood Foundations
Seriously? Aren't the terms "permanent" and "wood" used together below-grade a contradiction in terms? Turns out that if you honor the four continuous control layers below-grade on a foundation framed with pressure-treated wood, both the science and the construction actually work. Is the margin for error probably tighter than with concrete? Very well could be, but framing below-grade seems to bring more attention to detail, as Pete, Jake, and Steve attest.