Started on a “Net Zero” house in Rocky Ridge

Draesel Construction is very excited to be able to work with the homeowner of a “Net Zero” house in the community of Rocky Ridge in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta.  The foundation consists of a Ploycore styrofoam with steel studs imbedded in it for lateral support.

Here is a photo of the system when we began the project.


Net zero house in Rocky Ridge NW

Net zero house in Rocky Ridge NW

Interior view of foundation

Interior view of foundation

We are extremely pleased with how well it is going together and how sturdy the foundation walls are.  There is a bottom heavy gauge L-bracket which is bolted to the footings and screwed to the Polycore panels.  On top of the foundation, is a heavy gauge “Z” channel that holds the top together and a 2×6 plate gets screwed from the top and sides to support floor trusses.  This is as far as we have gone and I will try an keep you posted on the progress on this fun project.

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