A Wooden Basement? They’re Better Than You Think

A reader wrote us asking about using pressure-treated wood instead of concrete for a basement or crawl space.

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Framing Your Basement with Wood

A reader wrote us asking about using pressure-treated wood instead of concrete for a basement or crawl space. Senior Editor Travis Larson built homes with wood foundations for many years and had this to say:

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I live in a house that I built 35 years ago with a wood foundation and in my days as a contractor have built dozens of them for customers, and Ive never heard a single complaint. Theyre fast and easy to build, energy efficient and easy to finish, and adding windows or doors is a snap. There is no downside. In fact, it has always puzzled me that wood foundations arent the choice for all new homes.

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