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
Can you install a slab on grade foundation in the Fall and leave it over winter?
What is the best way to stop thermal bridging between my ICF walls and my footing?
Is sealing basement concrete floor against radon a good idea?
Could we use a raft slab with ICF walls on a sloped site?
What is a thermal break solution at a door threshold?
Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?
How do I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?
Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?
Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?
Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?
Is it possible to do a mono pour if you have a covered porch?
The thickness of vapor retarding latex paint - Is measurement wet or dry?
How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?
How would I detail the connection between the wall and floating slab?
How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?
Is there a concrete admixture to prevent water leaks?
Can you add a screen/sun room and deck to a slab on grade?
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.