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Floor foundations: preferences of new home buyers in six Southwestern United States marketsAuthor(s): George B. Harpole; H. Edward Dickerhoof
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-73. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionMail questionnaires and follow-up interviews were used to determine preferences among three types of floor foundations: concrete slab, wood crawl-space, and a new design that combines a low-profile wood floor with underfloor plenum. More respondents from northern markets preferred the crawl-space floor than from the southern markets. Factors most often cited as influencing preference were protection from termites, expected ease of reselling a house, and previous knowledge of or experience with a type of floor construction.
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CitationHarpole, George B.; Dickerhoof, H. Edward 1971. Floor foundations: preferences of new home buyers in six Southwestern United States markets. Res. Paper PSW-RP-73. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p
Keywordsfloor foundations, buyer preference, concrete slabs, wood frame with crawl space, wood floor (low-profile), Arizona, California
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