What’s the most interesting thing about Arizona?
For those of you native to Arizona, how has the state changed over the years?
Why is it that people in Phoenix don’t have basements?
Homes with basements are the exception in Arizona. This has little to do with the desert soil or a more mature population that may shy away from stairs. Rod Cullum, owner of Cullum Homes in Scottsdale, says builders typically don’t build basements here because they don’t have to. In colder climates, builders must place the footings below the frost line. “You have to get the bottom of the footer to where the ground won’t freeze and lift the house,” he explains. “If I’m in Minnesota, (and) I have to go down to 9 or 10 feet to start with, I might as well build a basement.” Here, builders start with a concrete slab, which is a very affordable way to build.
My sister and I got pit tickets to the Mumford & Sons show Wednesday at the Desert Sky Pavilion and we are pretty pumped to go! Anyone else gonna be at the show?
What are your favorite day trips in Arizona?