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?
Should I insulate the top of a block wall with spray foam? And a question about attic R value
Why is there frost build up on basement walls? (poured concrete)
Will air heated floors work in a northern climate?
Does ground under exposed concrete have a deeper or shallower frostline?
Can we backfill a basement and then do slab on grade?
What maintenance needs to be done on a slab on grade foundation?
What is the best way to insulate interior basement walls that are sweating?
Can you build Slab on grade as an extension on an existing house with a crawlspace?
How would you do a Slab on Grade with a post and bean garage in New Hampshire?
What are the pros and cons of building a house on a slab on grade foundation?
Can you build foundations and slabs with field stones?
Can I put foam boards up after I frame a basement?
What is the best insulation for concrete block foundation wall and basement stud wall system?
ICFs - Do they have a reliable history for home construction? Doing our research
How do you attach steps to slab on grade insulation?
What is the best way to build a slab on grade foundation?
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, how 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.