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?
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
Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation
Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 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
Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does the plastic vapor barrier go??
Posted by Les Poldark 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
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
What is the best option for building our next resilient home?
Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses
How much insulation if any should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement
Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 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
Would you recommend Legalett over water or gel 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
Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system
Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?
Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses
Insulating 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
Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?
Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses
Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?
Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses
Alternative radiant heating systems for slab on grade
Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
Could solar thermal air system be coupled to existing HRV for heating the incoming fresh air?
Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.
Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses