Helical pier and beam foundations VS concrete in cold climate
I’m in 6A (Minneapolis, MN). I’ve been researching different foundation types and am curious if anyone in a cold climate has personal experience doing a pier and beam foundation off of helical piers?
I’m trying to wrap my head around why this wouldn’t be a very popular way to build. Is it just that it’s too new? Or am I missing something?
It seems like helical piers VS a shallow frost protected footing/crawlspace/full basement would be a good chunk less money, decrease your carbon footprint, and be a lot faster. The only drawback I can think of is that people where I live are used to, and often really like basements.
Am I missing something that would make helical pier foundations not nearly as obvious of a winner when it comes to foundations?
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