A little known fact about Cold Lake AB: approximately 25% of the homes in Cold Lake have preserved wood foundations and in Lloydminster this number is closer to 90%! Now this may be something that you are not familiar with and while most people automatically assume that concrete foundations are superior, you might be surprised!
Preserved Wood Foundations are warmer, often dryer and more flexible than Concrete Foundations and are also very energy efficient. Preserved Wood Foundations must be built to exacting engineering specifications and are closely inspected during the construction process.
Here is a link to an excellent website that outlines how these foundations are built, how they deal with water and how they may in fact be superior to a concrete foundation. Don't forget to click on the PDF file - that's where you will find the answers to all of your questions!