Foundation Type: Walkout Basement or Slab on Grade
Hello! I’m looking at building a home in athe next few years and am wondering if I should go with a slab on grade or walkout basement foundation? I’m leaning towards slab on grade for cost as well as for the thermal mass properties it would provide. I would aim to build a single pitch structure with a second story on the higher side of the house.
However, I’m wondering if the walkout basement would still be worth the investment. Our land slopes down slightly, making grading an easier task. It would be nice to have a second floor built from the foundation alone, as well as more space overall. However, I wonder if it’s worth it to sacrifice the thermal mass and if it is easier to build on a slab vs. walkout, as well as the overall costs.
Thoughts and ideas welcome, thanks!
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