Basement Pros and Cons?
Basements are almost unheard of in Texas.
I always thought that basements were almost mandatory “up North” because of frost heaving problems.
I have recently noticed many cold climate examples that do not employ basements.
Most noteable….. German Passivhaus examples.
Almost all of the modern German examples do not include basements.
After seeing a video of Dan Morrison’s basement .. I can see why youz guys may be reluctant to give up your basements 😉
In Texas our Garages look much like your basements….. “Full of Stuff”
A basement is a deep crawl space…
Joe Lstiburek says “the Best Crawlspace is NO crawlspace”
Are basements STILL a good idea in a Cold Climate?
Are they really cost effective?