We are thinking of building an earth-bermed home cut into a hill (think modified Earthship) in west-central Alberta. Because of the sloping grade, footers below frost would require a number of different depths to stay 4+ feet below grade. I would use ICFs in lieu of the tires that Mike Renolds advocates, as I am 73 yrs old and stacking and filling hundreds of used tires is WAY beyond my capabilities. I guess what I'm asking is, would a raft slab tend to float away from the uphill side?
What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?
Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019 Slab on Grade 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 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
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 is the best method of building a slab on grade?
Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021 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
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
How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?
Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019 Slab on Grade 3 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
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
How would you do a Slab on Grade with a post and bean garage in New Hampshire?
Posted by Robert Nordman Jan. 19, 2022 Slab on Grade 1 response
Have you excavated under one of your slabs middle of winter?
Posted by Mike Kolder Jan. 31, 2021 Slab on Grade 1 response
Can you leave a Legalett slab in winter in Canada without the heat on?
Posted by Gamog Cladhaire April 29, 2021 Slab on Grade 3 responses
How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?
Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019 Slab on Grade 5 responses
Are slab on grade foundations cheaper than a basement?
Posted by Jason Nov. 21, 2019 New foundations and 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
Can we backfill a basement and then do slab on grade?
Posted by susannahandjared mcisaac March 3, 2022 Slab on Grade 1 response
Do you have an engineer directory for slab on grade designers?
Posted by Paul Giusto Dec. 30, 2019 Slab on Grade 1 response
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
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
Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?
Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020 Slab on Grade 1 response