I watched your videos with much interest but wasn't sure about the "trench" type perimeter "grade beam" in terms of supporting the house structure, and the fact that I have bedrock (Lake Huron / limestone) 18" below the surface. Wouldn't a poured perimeter wall down to bedrock be a better approach - before pouring the slab?
- Foundations and Basements
- New foundations and slab-on-grade
- Slab on Grade
- Slab on grade
- Raft slab
- Basement insulation
- Air heated floors
- Heated floors
- Infloor heat
- Radiant heat
- How much insulation does a basement need?
- Radiant heating
Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?
Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?
Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses
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, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses
Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?
Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 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
Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?
Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?
Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?
Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?
Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 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 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
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
What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?
Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 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 choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?
Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses
What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?
Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?
Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 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
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
How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?
Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
How do you do a Vapour Barrier in a Dense Pack Cellulose Wall?
Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses