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Underground Homes

by Louis Wampler (Author)



Product Description
High energy costs have spurred the search for new and better ways to increase
energy in family dwellings throughout America. One exciting solution is to
reduce our energy needs by building underground.

"Underground Homes" offers the layman a complete and thoughtful approach to
planning, building, and inhabiting an earth-sheltered home. Author Louis Wampler
takes the reader step by step through a potential maze of construction problems.
He uses simple language and numerous diagrams and illustrations to answer the
questions people ask most about an underground home.

The book offers information and guidance on such key factors as

Planning interior and exterior design
Choosing the proper site
Insulating for maximum energy savings
Waterproofing the structure
Deciding which roof will work best on your house
Selecting appropriate heating and cooling systems

"Underground Homes" also addresses specific problems associated with
subterranean homes-- determining the local water table, reinforcing concrete
with steel, and using skylights and windows. It also discusses the common
psychological barriers to living underground, presenting solutions and insights
into these problems. best on your house

Selecting appropriate heating and cooling systems

"Underground Homes" also addresses specific problems associated with
subterranean homes-- determining the local water table, reinforcing concrete
with steel, and using skylights and windows. It also discusses the common
psychological


Product Details

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company; Revised edition (October 19, 1980)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0882892738

 

 

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