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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

Can moisture from the sand and aggregate under a slab cause rising damp?

Posted by Frederick Beggy June 9, 2022, 11 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Why is there frost build up on basement walls? (poured concrete)

Posted by William Hackett April 7, 2022, 1:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Will air heated floors work in a northern climate?

Posted by Matthew holmes March 22, 2022, 9:59 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Does ground under exposed concrete have a deeper or shallower frostline?

Posted by scott wanks March 3, 2022, 5:02 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

Posted by susannahandjared mcisaac March 3, 2022, 4:20 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

Posted by Diane Arsenault March 1, 2022, 1:28 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Engineered Slab on Grade or Footings

Posted by Jeff Ryan Feb. 15, 2022, 9:59 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can you build Slab on grade as an extension on an existing house with a crawlspace?

Posted by Lana Mcgeary Jan. 19, 2022, 11:09 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

How would you do a Slab on Grade with a post and bean garage in New Hampshire?

Posted by Robert Nordman Jan. 19, 2022, 10:49 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you build foundations and slabs with field stones?

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 3, 2022, 9:50 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Can I put foam boards up after I frame a basement?

Posted by Paul Hylan Dec. 27, 2021, 11:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you attach steps to slab on grade insulation?

Posted by Mary Alm Dec. 2, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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

Posted by Earl Williams Nov. 30, 2021, 12:25 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 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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