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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

Why is there condensation above ground on an interior basement wall?

Posted by Barb Daluisio Jan. 12, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which is the best basement ceiling insulation?

Posted by David Boone Jan. 9, 2021, 4:38 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?

Posted by Linds Cullen Dec. 31, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?

Posted by Ken Hunold Dec. 27, 2020, 7:22 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Should I remove the plastic sheet in my cellar?

Posted by Justin D'Arcy Dec. 4, 2020, 12:13 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you fix moisture problems in basement?

Posted by John rodrigues Nov. 27, 2020, 8:50 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do I condition my crawl space with a dirt floor?

Posted by Ryan Reichelt Nov. 27, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

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

Posted by keri gelenian Nov. 23, 2020, 6:32 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?

Posted by Gary Abbott Nov. 23, 2020, 1:36 p.m. Basements 1 Responses

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 2 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 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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