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Re: Re: Modular Homes and Wood Basements?

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Posted by Grove r on June 17, 2002 at 14:03:57 from (

In Reply to: Re: Modular Homes and Wood Basements? posted by DeadCarp - good question on June 17, 2002 at 12:54:59:

Hi, DC, don't know the math, but I think if you compare with a cement block basement......will find the strength factor on the wood is way higher, 2X6 studs on 16" centers are pretty skookum! The ground here is sandy clay, and it leans pretty hard, as in all basements, the weight of the house plus the floor joists holding everything from pushing in, gives one a lot of hold back power! Quite a bit different with cement, dealing with any amount of rebar with this, not saying that blocks can't be reinforced too, but.....Not trying to sell wood basements, just trying to look at the positive side, from what I have had experience with. Have a gooder. R.E.L.

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