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 is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?
How much insulation if any should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement
What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?
Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?
Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?
Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system
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
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.