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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

Moisture Behind Plastic Test Strip in Basement

Posted by HaveyGameCalls April 25, 2023 Basements improvements 1 response

How do I get water out of basement?

Posted by Travis Sattler April 25, 2023 Waterproofing and drainage 1 response

How long should you wait before finishing a new basement?

Posted by amanda kirkham April 24, 2023 Basements improvements 1 response

Does radon gas have an odor?

Posted by Linda Chisholm Feb. 17, 2023 Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 response

Should I put 2" foam board under, around, AND on top of concrete slab?

Posted by Insinuendo Insinuendo Aug. 5, 2022 Slab on Grade 3 responses

Will air heated floors work in a northern climate?

Posted by Matthew holmes March 22, 2022 Slab on Grade 1 response

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

Posted by susannahandjared mcisaac March 3, 2022 Slab on Grade 1 response


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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