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 do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?
Is there a concrete admixture to prevent water leaks?
Adding Screen/sun room And deck to a slab on grade
How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?
How do you prevent moisture from getting into a basement footing?
Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?
How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands
How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?
What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?
What do you do about plastic over upside down insulation in crawlspace
Is it ok to add insulation between joists in a crawl space?
What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?
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.