HUD Issues Guidance on the use of Frost-Free and Frost Protected Shallow Foundations

After receiving numerous questions and requests for guidance on how to be compliant with HUD’s Installation Standards for foundation systems in freezing climates, HUD has begun reviewing the acceptability of various foundation designs.

The desire to use Frost-Free or Frost-Protected shallow foundations has increased as a cost effective installation method. However HUD has expressed concerns and desires to ensure the long-term success of these foundations.

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