An Uninsulated footing under ICF block construction walls allows thermal bridging into the concrete core of the wall allowing energy stored in the thermal mass to bleed into the soil below. This is one of the problems with building ICF on a traditional concrete strip foundation. Is there any way to stop this advantage for ICF construction from literally flowing away?
In ICF Construction, what is a good thermal break solution at a door threshold?
Posted by Shaun B Sept. 13, 2020 Slab on Grade 3 responses
What is the best way to build a slab foundation on a slope?
Posted by keri gelenian Nov. 23, 2020 Foundation choices 2 responses
How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?
Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020 Foundation choices 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
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
What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?
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With an ICF built frost wall can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?
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What is the best method of building a slab on grade?
Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021 Slab on Grade 1 response
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
What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?
Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018 Foundation and basement improvements 2 responses
What is the best way to install slab on grade insulation?
Posted by paul fowler Aug. 26, 2021 Slab on Grade 3 responses
What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?
Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021 Insulation and soundproofing 3 responses
Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?
Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021 Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 response
Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?
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Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?
Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019 Foundation and basement improvements 2 responses
What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?
Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020 Heating and cooling 4 responses
Insulation on interior or exterior of frost wall - or both - for floating slab?
Posted by Marc-Andre Roy Oct. 4, 2021 Slab on Grade 7 responses
How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?
Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019 Slab on Grade 3 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
What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?
Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020 Wall assemblies - renovation 7 responses
What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?
Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020 Crawl spaces 4 responses