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
Why is there condensation above ground on an interior basement wall?
Should I put foam boards right against my basement wall or leave an air gap?
Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?
Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?
How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?
Why are half of my basement walls are not insulated and should I add insulation?
How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?
Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?
How do I condition my crawl space with a dirt floor?
What is the best way to build a slab foundation on a slope?
How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?
What are the foundation options for a prefab house?
Does the basement construction information on this website apply to the climates in Canada?
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.