My chain foundation is never the same tension as the rest of the rows. I always have to go back over the base with a slip-stitch to make it look nice. Those days are over!
These younger crocheters have come up with a method to avoid the foundation chain stitches. They use a series of single crochets. Enough talking, watch the video for yourself.
Watch the YouTube Video of Single Crochet Base Chain and YES, you can make a double-crochet base chain, a treble-crochet base chain, even a series of dc, ch-1, dc, oooowww... the possibilites are endless.