Engineered / Discussions

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an polymer resin. Some versions use cement mix as the binder. Marble and quartz...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

Could we use a raft slab with ICF walls on a sloped site?

...engineered to spread the weight of the building evenly over the entire surface of the slab, so there is no footings needed, and no, its not going to go anywhere...

Posted by Paul Fischer Sept. 15, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How to you build a raft slab foundation?

...engineered specifically with all point loads considered. Yes, there are a lot of ‘cowboy contractors out there to watch out for, and Legalett is the only suppli...

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

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...engineered slab on grade raft kits all across North America . As for heating the mezzanine, that depends on a few things – will it be very well insulated and ...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

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

...engineered icf slab on grade forming kit (with optional air heating) could accomodate the footings for poles, I'm not certain - so I'd suggest asking the friend...

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

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...engineered to spread the weight evenly , so the are much more solid and not prone to structural cracking like standard concrete slab floors. So, you could pour ...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...engineered raft slabs (frost-protected shallow foundation slab on grade) . They are available across North America. Where are you located?

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best method of building a slab on grade?

...engineered prefab raft slab kit . The reason we like that system is the consistency of design and performance. It is not that individual designers and builders ...

Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...engineered slab on grade prefab kits with air heated radiant floors . We were really happy with it, and they are available all across the US. You can read more ...

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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...engineered hardwood, Marmoleum, cork, or some other floor covering. But that addition could easily cost you more than a heating system, so it depends on what yo...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...engineered hardwood. Walls: We are now ready to put in new floors and walls. Ideally, I would have the exterior walls reframed and do as you suggest: put rigi...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 36 Responses