Engineer / Discussions

Do you have an engineer directory for slab on grade designers?

Is there a list of engineers we can consult with regarding having our plans modified to a slab on grade (monolithic) foundation as most municipalities would re...

Posted by Paul Giusto Dec. 30, 2019, 8:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How to you build a raft slab foundation?

...engineer, and I'm looking for advice on what kind of engineer (Soil? Foundation? Structural?) and what their scope of work should be. I need advice on how to cu...

Posted by Kate Bottriell Aug. 19, 2021, 5:25 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

The plans on my new house call for my footings to be 18 inches below the level of my basement floor. High water table and the engineer wanted the footings on u...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 3 Responses

How do you insulate an attic in Victorian House in Massachusetts?

...engineer recommended against his own vent because there are no soffits to provide intake. He suggested I get gravity vents. I’m considering adding 4 Gravity V...

Posted by dan sagalyn Dec. 5, 2020, 11:30 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...engineer this... Oh, and there's mice galor! So thinking of caulking rim/joists and filling w rock insulation btwn. Heard they hate that stuff. Many thanks in a...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

How do you determine the thickness of concrete for slab on grade construction?

...engineer.

Posted by Ackeem Beason Feb. 16, 2021, 2:46 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...engineer based on the climate where it is to be built, the soil conditions of the building site, whether or not the building will be heated, and the weight of t...

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

Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

...engineer for any such matters, but that shouldn't be a problem at all. Installing tubing for a ground source heat pump (GSHP) under slab on grade foundations as...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...engineer. A heated building in a climate like Toronto often doesn’t really need a skirt to prevent frost heave, but typically a designer or engineer that does...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you create a slab on grade on a slope?

...engineer involved? If you can answer me those points I will have some ideas to help. 1. Yes, the land continues to slope downward after the edge of the hous...

Posted by Adrienne Rayna June 30, 2020, 3:58 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 3 Responses

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

...engineer , as they are the ones that would need to design a system and size it appropriately and regional Building Code regulations may also apply, that will de...

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

Is it possible to do a mono pour if you have a covered porch?

...engineered by Legalett that provides slab on grade kits , so if you aren’t able to find an engineer to design one to meet your specifications you could check wi...

Posted by Frank Gascon Aug. 10, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...engineer, but you likely would be able to build up. Assuming soil conditions allow for it, you would simply need to add the desired amount of compactable fill t...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...engineer to look at the foundation. "To me I see the source of the problem with the foundation due to the use of the insulation and vapour barrier on the inside...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Can you leave a Legalett slab in winter in Canada without the heat on?

...engineered using regional climate data, and they can be designed to be left at various operating temperatures, so I would for sure recommend them if you plan to...

Posted by Gamog Cladhaire April 29, 2021, 9:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you install a slab on grade foundation in the Fall and leave it over winter?

...engineer who designed it. But when were you planning to pour it, and has it already been designed? The other issue with cold weather pours is that the concret...

Posted by Matthew Gioia Sept. 21, 2020, 9:15 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...engineer who can factor in your specific climate conditions to make sure you have a wall suited to your region. Moving now to the inside – all your wiring can...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do you have any framing schematics for an extensive green roof?

...engineer to determine anything structural, we can’t advise you because it would depend on your region. But we can help you with the steps, this is our page on g...

Posted by Eric Anderson May 28, 2021, 12:53 p.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses