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Foundations and Basements

Whether you are renovating or building a new home in the US or Canada with a Basement or a Slab on Grade, in the EcoHome Foundation and Basement guide section you will find the basics on foundation, basement and slab design, insulation, site selection and preparation, excavation, drainage. and radon gas prevention and mitigation . Building science for foundations and slab on grade options are explained to help readers understand the issues that affect energy efficiency, moisture management, slab forming techniques and radon control and removal so you can build more efficient Green homes and healthier basements that will last a lifetime.

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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

Posted by Steve Janovsky Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 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

Post-flood basement renovation: interior finishing

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

When you want water to drain out of a house

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
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