Choosing between a slab and a basement / Discussions

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...a full basement, what are the implications of having half of the footprint as a slab, and half basement? Thanks Shaun That is a common question, and a hot...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What's cheaper for total building costs, slab on grade or basement?

...and cons page – Choosing between a slab on grade and a basement, which is better and cheaper? If you were to build a basement properly with proper drainage,...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 24, 2020, 3:09 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...althy indoor air quality. Below are a few pages to read over, and again, please explain a bit better what you are being told about foundations and we can probab...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...as pad, crawlspace, and basement. I live near a river, so maybe I'm wrong, but a basement seems like it's gonna be a constant worry, and my parents have expensi...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the cost per square foot to build 1600 square feet on one floor?

...a resounding ‘yes’. Choosing between a basement and slab on grade, which is better? – if you have the room, a slab on grade can be cheaper to build that a bas...

Posted by Steven Kohl April 20, 2021, 9:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...a slab on grade home. I am really leaning towards slab on grade for the aesthetics, savings, as well as for environmental reasons. I live in New England and our...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What do you think about SIP framing system?

...and as someone that won’t make any money no matter what you build, I’d suggest you start here – Choosing between a slab on grade and a basement foundation A...

Posted by Nadia Mehan July 24, 2020, 3:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...alth and effectiveness, they have the quickest heat transfer and they don’t contract and expand with changes in temperatures. Installing a wooden floor is not a...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...anada, 47% of homes are heated with natural gas, and 37% are heated with electricity. The rest are a mix of wood, pellets, oil and propane , and a very small am...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Do I need to spray foam the ceiling of my crawl space to help winterize it?

...alls and concrete slab floor with spray foam, that would act as a vapour barrier as well as air barrier and thermal barrier. It hardens enough that you can walk...

Posted by Sheilagh Thompson Jan. 21, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...ar panels and have access to a variety of machines for digging and clearing land, and I know if I can create a reasonable plan I can get friends and family on b...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses