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Title: Floor foundations: preferences of new home buyers in six Southwestern United States markets
Author: Harpole, George B.; Dickerhoof, H. Edward
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-73. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p
Station ID: RP-PSW-073
Description: Mail 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.
Key Words: floor foundations, buyer preference, concrete slabs, wood frame with crawl space, wood floor (low-profile), Arizona, California
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Harpole, 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.
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