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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

Is there a concrete admixture to prevent water leaks?

Posted by Frank Liu July 4, 2020, 6:03 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

Adding Screen/sun room And deck to a slab on grade

Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you create a slab on grade on a slope?

Posted by Adrienne Rayna June 30, 2020, 3:58 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 3 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can houses built on screw piles move?

Posted by Pamela Douglas June 23, 2020, 1:18 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

Posted by Lisa Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 0 Responses

What do you do about plastic over upside down insulation in crawlspace

Posted by Lisa Milne May 13, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Is it ok to add insulation between joists in a crawl space?

Posted by Cheryl Bottomley May 11, 2020, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you use spray foam Insulation under a slab?

Posted by Linda Martin April 6, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

4" air pipe quality for air heated floor?

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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 7 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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