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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

Should I put gravel on a crawl space floor for drainage?

Posted by Karen Lundgren Foulk April 12, 2021, 9:43 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

Can I use a Legalett slab in Florida if I don't want floor heat?

Posted by Harry Dickinson March 25, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

If the foundation wall has tyvek wrap will it trap moisture?

Posted by Hos Boss March 9, 2021, 4:42 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Should I insulate a crawl space from the outside?

Posted by Ryan Argente March 7, 2021, 5:07 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Can you use an HRV or ERV for radon removal in a dirt floor basement?

Posted by Douglas Touart March 1, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?

Posted by Steven Johnston Feb. 23, 2021, 12:35 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you determine the thickness of concrete for slab on grade construction?

Posted by Ackeem Beason Feb. 16, 2021, 2:46 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How should I insulate under a concrete hydronic slab on stilts?

Posted by Cam Smith Feb. 6, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Foundation choices 1 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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