edmonton remax, edmonton real estate, edmonton homes for sale, edmonton real estate market, edmonton real estate blog,

Preserved Wood as a House Foundation.

I have worked in real estate for several years and I have had clients buy and sell homes with preserved wood foundations (PWF). The homes are usually located on acreages.

The home foundation is built, instead of poured.

Now, I am not a home inspector or builder but I have many pleased homeowners tell me they really liked their preserved wood foundation. They say they are warmer in the winter, don’t crack like concrete can, and are easier to finish a basement with.

I am attaching 2 publications that explain preserved wood foundations (PWF) and their benefits. As with any building material, please do your research with a trusted professional before making a decision.

Preserved Wood Foundations 1

Preserved Wood Foundations 2 (Thanks to Pillar to Post Inspections for this brochure)

 

Ben

Comments

  1. Swallow123 says:

    Sure wood foundations are terrific, as long as they are installed properly.  You have to consider soil erosion and pressure against the wood foundation that could cause basement walls to “bow”. 

    Wood foundations are quite common in Europe and seemed to have stood the test of time very well.  As far as having one in in Alberta, with our recent drought-like conditions and now vast amounts of rain, when people are having trouble with their concrete basements, what makes you believe that a preserved wood foundation will be just as good or better?

    • Ben Officer says:

      From what I have seen with my own homes, very wet conditions make for leaks through the cracks in concrete foundations. It is expensive to fix the cracks and/or water-proof the exterior.
      Wood seems to make a lot of sense to me, if its done right.

  2. Swallow123 says:

    Sure wood foundations are terrific, as long as they are installed properly.  You have to consider soil erosion and pressure against the wood foundation that could cause basement walls to “bow”. 

    Wood foundations are quite common in Europe and seemed to have stood the test of time very well.  As far as having one in in Alberta, with our recent drought-like conditions and now vast amounts of rain, when people are having trouble with their concrete basements, what makes you believe that a preserved wood foundation will be just as good or better?

    • Ben Officer says:

      From what I have seen with my own homes, very wet conditions make for leaks through the cracks in concrete foundations. It is expensive to fix the cracks and/or water-proof the exterior.
      Wood seems to make a lot of sense to me, if its done right.

Speak Your Mind

*