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?
Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?
Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?
Can I use a Legalett slab in Florida if I don't want floor heat?
If the foundation wall has tyvek wrap will it trap moisture?
Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?
Can you use an HRV or ERV for radon removal in a dirt floor basement?
What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?
How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?
Could a ductless heat recovery ventilator be used for radon mitigation?
How do can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?
How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?
How do you determine the thickness of concrete for slab on grade construction?
Why is there condensation in between 1.5" polyiso board and roxul insulation?
Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?
How should I insulate under a concrete hydronic slab on stilts?
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.