Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Big as a House...
How big is the Average American House?
The basic ratio of square footage to weight for a home is 2000 pounds or 1 ton per square foot of floor space. This estimate takes into consideration the contents within the floor space but does not include the weight of the foundation. All you need to do is multiply the square footage by 1 ton.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average home size in the United States was 2,330 square feet in 2004, up from 1,400 square feet in 1970.
So the average American home weighs about 2,330 tons.
Conclusion: The Average American home weighs more than me.