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Wood Basements

USING WOOD IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF HOMES ISN'T UNIQUE...BUT IT IS WHEN TALKING ABOUT USING IT AS THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR HOME.

THE CHIPPWA VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY STARTED THIER FIRST HOME THAT IS MADE ENTIRELY OF WOOD.
THE IDEA HAS BEEN AROUND FOR ABOUT 50 YEARS.
IT'S UNIQUE BECAUSE IT DOESN'T CONSIST OF ANY CONCRETE...JUST PRESSURE TREATED WOOD.
PATRICK BISCHEL, OWNER OF THE COMPANY PUTTING THE HOME UP, SAYS IT'S SIMILIAR IN PRICE TO A CONCRETE BASEMENT AND IT'S BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

Patrick Bischel - "These should perform equally well or better than a concrete foundation. There treated against rot, and decay and insects. They carry a 75 year warranty against those things and the foundation is built on a system that will drain water very well."

THIS IS THE 22ND HOME HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAS BUILT IN THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY.


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