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Raised Floor Living Videos

APA and the Southern Pine Council are taking Raised Floor Living to the airwaves with a series of in-depth television features appearing in several key markets throughout the Southeast. Tune in right here to see all Raised Floor Living videos.

Featured Videos

  • The Cost Advantages of Building with a Crawlspace Foundation
	Cost Advantages of Building with a Crawlspace FoundationAPA Raised Floor Project Manager Bob Clark discusses cost-saving construction with a raised floor system. “Building a crawlspace with a wood floor system is much lower cost and a quicker method of building raised,” says Clark from inside a crawlspace. “If this home were an elevated slab, all of this area would be filled with costly dirt. A wood floor is made from common building materials – available from any lumber yard – and makes sense for homes in all price ranges.”

  • Building a Home to Resist Wind
    Building a Home to Resist WindOn location at a Habitat for Humanity home construction site in Vero Beach, Florida, APA Engineered Wood Specialist C.W. Macomber discusses how to use the right materials and connections to protect a home from wind damage. “Pound for pound, wood is stronger than steel and concrete, and it’s flexible,” says Macomber. “When homes are built with wood-framed construction, they can easily meet or exceed all of the wind-code requirements in the Florida building code.”

Raised Floor Living on KHOU-TV’s Great Day Houston

Raised Floor Living was showcased in a series of features on the talk show Great Day Houston. Specific segments include:

  • Raised Floor Living's Houston Design Your Dream Home Winner
    Cathy Kaake of Raised Floor Living appeared in studio with the Design Your Dream Home winning designer, Architect John Dazey, and winning homeowner, Yolanda Camacho, to discuss the advantages of raised wood floor construction, including design flexibility. Aired on May 31, 2010.
  • Raised Floor Living is Giving Your House A Lift
    Raised wood floor foundations can protect homes from flooding while significantly reducing flood insurance costs. Aired on May 11, 2010.
  • Design Your Dream Home
    Enhanced curb appeal and outdoor living space are benefits of a raised wood floor home. Also LaVerne Williams, AIA, LEED® AP, discusses green building and sustainable living. Aired on May 6, 2010.
  • Raised Floor Living Guards Your Home During Floods
    A home with a properly-constructed frame and foundation can withstand the elements and protect its inhabitants. Aired on April 20, 2010.
  • Raised Floor Living
    The many advantages of building raised include better curb appeal, enhanced security, improved landscaping, a more comfortable walking surface, and ease of maintenance and repairs. Aired on April 7, 2010.

Raised Floor Living on WBTV News in Charlotte

Raised Floor Living was featured in a series of news segments on WBTV’s 5 p.m. newscast in Charlotte, North Carolina. The segments featured APA’s Bob Clark and Southern Pine Council's Cathy Kaake discussing topics such as how homeowners can make their homes environmentally friendly, the lifestyle benefits of building raised, and how to build a dream home when considering cost and long-term maintenance. All of the videos can be viewed on WBTV’s Raised Floor Living webpage.

Raised Floor Living on Action News in Jacksonville

Raised Floor Living was the subject of a series of features on this Jacksonville, Florida newscast. The series, titled “The Smart Way to Build in North Florida”, features Sothern Pine Council’s Cathy Kaake and Richard Kleiner and architect Bob Esposito of True Design Studios in Florida discussing the benefits of raised floor foundations and promoting Raised Floor Living's Design Your Dream Home Sweepstakes. All of the videos can be seen at ActionNewsJax.com.


Raised Wood Floor Case Studies

Raised Wood Floor Construction Case Study

Raised Wood Floors: Case Studies in Progressive Home Construction
More and more builders are benefiting from the competitive advantages of a raised wood floor system. Download this free PDF to learn how.

Case Study: Murray House
This 2-page brochure features the construction of owner/builder Scott Murray's raised wood floor home in St. Augustine, Florida. Download this free PDF to learn how.