I'm not concerned with the compression issue, but rather how the lateral (shear) loads get transferred from the concrete footing into the soil, via the insulation layer. DJB
Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?
Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020 Foundations and Basements 3 responses
Are slab on grade foundations cheaper than a basement?
Posted by Jason Nov. 21, 2019 New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 response
How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?
Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019 Slab on Grade 3 responses
What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?
Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017 Foundations and Basements 1 response
Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?
Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019 Slab on Grade 1 response
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017 Foundations and Basements 1 response
Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?
Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019 Air and vapour barriers 3 responses
What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?
Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019 Basements improvements 2 responses
What is the best way to stop thermal bridging between my ICF block construction walls and my footing?
Posted by Walter van den Broek Sept. 18, 2020 Foundation choices 1 response
How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?
Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020 Foundation choices 1 response
What are the foundation options for a prefab house?
Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020 Foundations and Basements 2 responses
Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?
Posted by Jennifer Bisson July 12, 2019 Planning and Design 2 responses
Can you add a screen/sun room and deck to a slab on grade?
Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020 Slab on Grade 2 responses
How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?
Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020 Basements improvements 3 responses
What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?
Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019 Slab on Grade 3 responses
Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?
Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019 Basements improvements 1 response
Could we use a raft slab with ICF walls on a sloped site?
Posted by Paul Fischer Sept. 15, 2020 Slab on Grade 1 response
Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?
Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019 Slab on Grade 1 response
Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?
Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019 Slab on Grade 1 response