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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

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Considering a slab on grade vs a basement

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Durable basement wall insulation techniques

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Testing for radon gas after renovations

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

types of pads to build upon.

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 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 techniques 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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