Homeowners and builders make decisions about which type of foundation to use by gauging cost, needs/desires, and soil and weather conditions.
The choice of foundation is also affected by personal preferences and costs. Basements can add thousands of dollars to the cost of a home compared to the cost of a crawlspace. However, when you consider the extra useable space created by a basement it is some of the cheapest square footage space of a home.
One of our most popular plans, The Lewisburg, features a walk out basement.Â The designer states: “I designed every square inch of this interior to maximize it’s modest size.”