I want to build a 24 x 26 garage. I would like to do a slab on grade for the obvious savings of not pouring the 4' frost wall and wante to do infloor heating. Since the slab need to be insulated all around, a builder told me he would not recommend that due to the entire weight of the building resting on the insulation sandwiched between the ground and the slab. What do you think?
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Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?
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Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?
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Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?
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How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?
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What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?
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What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?
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What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?
Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?
Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses
What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?
Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?
Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?
Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses
Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?
Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses
Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?
Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses
What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?
Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses
What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?
Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?
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How do you design and build a home on a very small budget?
Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses
Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?
Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses
Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?
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