How to Lay a Foundation for a Passive Solar Home

In this installment of a series on building a passive solar home, the forming, pouring, and laying of the footings, foundation, and floor slab are discussed.



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Fig. 3: Bar-bending bench.
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Fig. 1: Batter boards.
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Fig. 2: Footing reinforcement.
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Fig. 4: Base course.
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The Sun Cottage floor plans, designed by Angus W. Macdonald.
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Fig. 5: Floor slab.
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