Foundations, Basements & Slab-on-Grade
When renovating or building a new home in the US or Canada with a Basement or a Slab on Grade, in the EcoHome Foundation & Basement guide section you will find the basics on foundation, basement & slab design, under slab insulation, site selection & preparation, excavation, drainage & radon gas prevention and mitigation
What is the best practice to insulate a crawl space floor?
What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?
How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?
How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?
How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?
How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?
What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?
What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?
What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?
What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?
Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?
Do you have an Engineer directory for slab on grade designers?
Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?
In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?
Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?
What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?
Foundations and Basements
Building science for foundations and slab on grade options are explained, for example raft slabs as a frost-protected shallow foundation. EcoHome helps readers understand the issues that affect energy efficiency, moisture management, slab on grade forming techniques, how to choose between a crawlspace or a slab foundation and radon control and removal so you can build more efficient Green homes and better insulated crawlspaces that will last a lifetime.