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Old 07-04-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I am seriously considering a pressure treated foundation system for my planned home.

I am seeking info from people who have been through this type of build previously.

How exactly are the bottom plates attached to the crushed rock base? Since I intend to build only a crawlspace and not a full basement, can I excavate only a small trench for the walls?

Any links to sites with a construction process timeline with pics would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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the main problem with the design is dirt against wood, even treated wood fails over time. if the studs were treated what type of sheathing would be used? it would need a serious barrier between wood and dirt...

You would need a concrete footing to set the wall on too.

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Getting a copy of these is a good place to begin:

http://woodfoundations.com/store/#ec...=0&sort=normal
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