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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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Foam board insulation in basement

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

How much insulation if any should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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 2 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 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

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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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