My question is, when taking square footage into account, is it cheaper to build a basement for my new home or would it be cheaper to build a slab on grade and add an extra room - also, which is going to be more efficient to heat and keep cool? I'm near Portland Oregon - thanks!
What's cheaper for total building costs, slab on grade or basement?
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Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017 Foundations and Basements 1 response
What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?
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Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019 Slab on Grade 3 responses
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Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018 New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 response
Insulation on interior or exterior of frost wall - or both - for floating slab?
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Can you install a slab on grade foundation in the Fall and leave it over winter?
Posted by Matthew Gioia Sept. 21, 2020 Slab on Grade 1 response
What is the best method of building a slab on grade?
Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021 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
What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?
Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019 Slab on Grade 4 responses
Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?
Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019 Slab on Grade 1 response
Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?
Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020 Slab on Grade 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
Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?
Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018 Slab on Grade 1 response
Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?
Posted by William Rae June 6, 2021 Slab on Grade 3 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
What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?
Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019 Slab on Grade 1 response