Roe Osborn

This article is Part 1 in a two part series. For Part 2, see First-Floor Deck for a Complex Foundation.

As a residential framing contractor on Cape Cod, I see many different styles and sizes of homes. Present design trends seem to be making the homes my crew and I work on increasingly complex—all the way down to the foundations, which, we are frequently finding, are no longer simple rectangles with an attached garage.

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