Building a garage / Discussions

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...ation. Thanks for any help. Additions and small buildings are often built on screw piles, so sure, you can do it. But there are a few advantages and disadvantag...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...also one company that installs air-heated tubes in slab on grade foundations , powered either by electricity or gas. Radiant heat is a very comfortable heat, so...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...at leads to an unnecessarily shortened lifespan of siding, which can also cause interior wall damage. Exterior siding is basically a rain screen, and it prote...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

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

...as built frost walls but never a slab, and builders will often express doubts about unfamiliar building techniques. That can on occasion be an effort to steer a...

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

What is the best way to build a slab foundation on a slope?

...ack soil and pulling it forward and build a retaining wall at the lower section. Is that feasible? That way you do one slab with 3 side ICF wall (or partial wal...

Posted by keri gelenian Nov. 23, 2020, 6:32 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...aterials carefully – natural insulation materials and non-toxic building materials protect indoor air quality , and will usually pollute less during manufacturi...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

...an sending them to a landfill. Check out the page below, it has a list of a few places that will deal in used materials. It's a growing market and more pop up a...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...alett slabs? There are about a million and a half square feet of Legalett slabs installed all over North America and there is not a single structural failure ...

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