I'm planning on building a house in the next year or so and would like
to be involed in the construction. I would like to pick and choose what
I want the lastest and greatest in. The foundation for example is one
area where I want the best technology put to use, the area in Eastern
Ontario where I'm putting the house seems to have alot of problems with
basements. Is there a layman's book for picking material to build a
house, something that gives advantages such as longer life and
disadvantages such as not proven?
If there is no such book, where would you guys put your money and what
areas of the house would you upgrade (from usual construction) and why?
It's a wet climate with snow, ice! Very similair to the north east in