Slab Foundation vs Conditioned Crawl Space
I live in the Pacific Northwest (zone 4 marine). My wife and I would like to build a home starting next year. I've been doing a lot of research on foundations and can't seem to find a "definitive" answer to "slab vs condition crawl space".
I've read a number of articles on this site describing the methods to create a conditioned crawl space (very good articles by the way). But I haven't seen an article (maybe I just didn't find it) describing the advantages/disadvantages of a slab vs crawlspace. Part of me thinks just go with an insulated slab, but maybe that's too easy? (Note: we will probably NOT go with in-floor radiant heating regardless of what foundation we choose).
Does anyone have a good answer to the question of slab vs conditioned crawl space?
Posted Oct 20, 2011 2:55 PM ET
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