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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

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 0 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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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