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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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the best practice to insulate a crawl space floor?

Posted by austin Fanning March 16, 2020, 8:55 a.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you have an Engineer directory for slab on grade designers?

Posted by Paul Giusto Dec. 30, 2019, 8:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

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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 techniqueshow 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.

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