Floating floor / Discussions

What thickness of insulation and concrete do you recommend in a floating slab?

...floor system for a new build in Quebec. The contractor will build a floating slab with footings. The contractor is suggesting 2 inches of insulation and 3 inche...

Posted by Marc-Andre Roy April 21, 2021, 7:38 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you raise a garage floor?

...floor. Have you considered pouring an additional concrete floor on top to raise the level? Being in the Spray Foam Industry, I would say that there may be ways ...

Posted by Anwar Chowdhury Jan. 3, 2021, 2 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

The thickness of vapor retarding latex paint - Is measurement wet or dry?

...floor, so I must be missing something… I'll be putting latex floor paint over the vapor barrier primer. Since the house I recently moved into has an open stairw...

Posted by Kim Boas July 24, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...floor joists above, and attach them to the floor with Tapcons (concrete screws). Be sure to tape any joints in the foam as well to prevent moisture infiltration...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...floors there is an opportunity to futher seal the basement concrete floor against radon (and fill any cracks) prior to laying new flooring. The current slab I d...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you add a screen/sun room and deck to a slab on grade?

...floating and detached from the building? Thanks! Yes, you can build a slab on grade with a radiant heated floor and have an attached unheated screen porch on th...

Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses