In the past, home builders in colder regions, only offered basement or crawl foundation options to home owners due to climate necessities. According to NAHB, a
Michigan company Sable Homes has discovered a method that will allow home builders to use slab as a foundation in cold environments.
Freedom Foundation Technology– a custom shaped foam that will create a barrier to protect the concrete slab against frost damage. This innovation can save a home builders up to $15,000 on cost over homes that utilize basements or crawlspaces.
Archival Designs offers house plan designs with all three foundation options, giving you the option of utilizing Freedom foundation if your cold climate requires it. Having versatile house plans will make it easy to build your dream home, if Freedom Foundation Technology is not available in your area.
Tres Le Fleur– This Ranch Style House comes in 4 foundation options: Slab, Crawlspace, Basement, and Walkout Basement. Using the Freedom Foundation Technology slab can be easily accessible. The Tres Le Fleur’s open floor layout, is not only the perfect option for mature or disabled clients, but for anyone that enjoys all of their amenities on a single floor.
Presente– Like the Tres Le Fleur, this is a cozy Ranch Style home with all of its amenities on a single floor. It is another great choice for anyone that likes the easy maintenance of a ranch house. Similar to its big sister, this house plan comes with 3 foundation options: Slab, Crawlspace, and Walkout Basement.
The Pontarion II– This beautiful house is one of Archival Designs’ top-selling Castle House Plans. Much larger than the first 2 counter parts, the Ponatrion II is just as adaptable when it comes to foundation options. With foundation options such as Slab, Crawlspace, and Walkout basement, this castle plan can still be accessible with the help of the Freedom Foundation Technology!
Learn more about Freedom Foundation Technology and ask your builder if it’s the right option for you!