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
How do you stop wind from blowing under a house on piers?
Can you use Comfortboard mineral wool insulation as a skirt on monolithic slab?
Insulation on interior or exterior of frost wall - or both - for floating slab?
What is the best way to install basement insulation with existing framing?
What kind of foam board should I use to insulate rim joists in Wisconsin?
What is the best way to install slab on grade insulation?
Why does interior insulation cause a freeze/thaw cycle- cinder block foundation?
What type of insulation can I put on my kitchen floor that sits on dirt?
What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?
Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?
Why insulate the walls rather than the floor joists in a crawlspace?
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.