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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

What to do with spray foam on a crawl space floor after a flood?

Posted by Heather Petrie Aug. 12, 2022 Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Should I put 2" foam board under, around, AND on top of concrete slab?

Posted by Insinuendo Insinuendo Aug. 5, 2022 Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Will air heated floors work in a northern climate?

Posted by Matthew holmes March 22, 2022 Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can we backfill a basement and then do slab on grade?

Posted by susannahandjared mcisaac March 3, 2022 Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What maintenance needs to be done on a slab on grade foundation?

Posted by Diane Arsenault March 1, 2022 Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Engineered Slab on Grade or Footings

Posted by Jeff Ryan Feb. 15, 2022 Foundations and Basements 1 Responses


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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