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 would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?
What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?
How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls
What is the best method/order of insulating rim joists with EPS+batts?
Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.
Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation
Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation
What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?
What is your opinion on filling block foundations with concrete?
Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?
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 and radon control and removal so you can build more efficient Green homes and better insulated crawlspaces that will last a lifetime.