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 insulate the basement of an old house?
What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?
What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?
Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?
Do you have an Engineer directory for slab on grade designers?
Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?
In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?
What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?
Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?
How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?
Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?
Are slab on grade foundations cheaper than a basement?
Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?
Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?
What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?
What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?
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.