We live in an area where just about every home is built on a basement. Trying to embrace the idea of a slab for our new build but here are my concerns that I don't see addressed anywhere. Long term sustainability of the house. 100 or more years from now will the slab still be in tact? What happens if the slab cracks and part of the house tilts? Here you have lots of old houses on basements that are still standing. With a basements you can redo basement walls, easily get to plumbing etc. With a slab what happens when a pipe breaks in the slab? How can you even find leaks? What if the next owners want to remodel, how do you run new plumbing, in floor heating etc?
What maintenance needs to be done on a slab on grade foundation?
Posted by Diane Arsenault March 1, 2022 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
What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?
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Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018 New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 response
What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?
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Posted by tony wolff Dec. 24, 2020 Foundations and Basements 1 response
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 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 way to build a slab on grade foundation?
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What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?
Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019 Slab on Grade 1 response
How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?
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Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019 Slab on Grade 1 response
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 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 install slab on grade insulation?
Posted by paul fowler Aug. 26, 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
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Posted by s w July 12, 2022 New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 response
How do you attach steps to slab on grade insulation?
Posted by Mary Alm Dec. 2, 2021 Slab on Grade 3 responses
What are the foundation options for a prefab house?
Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020 Foundations and Basements 2 responses