Foundation / Discussions

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...foundation foam forms to get a quote for an addition in Michigan and keep reading about slab on grade and monolithic foundation styrofoam forms - is there a dif...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

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

...foundations that step down in order to deal with the slope. The top foundation would be a for a single story 15 by 24 room. The next level would be a 24 by 24 t...

Posted by keri gelenian Nov. 23, 2020, 6:32 p.m. Foundation choices 2 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...foundation ; it seems right now you may be directing it towards your foundation, that will exert hydro-static pressure on your foundation walls, and possibly co...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...foundation? Or if it's even possible? I'd like the insulated slab on grade foundation idea but just wondering if elevating it 3ft. is possible? or is going with...

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

How to you build a raft slab foundation?

...foundation. I've read on this site that we should hire an engineer, and I'm looking for advice on what kind of engineer (Soil? Foundation? Structural?) and what...

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

What is causing my foundation wall to sweat?

...foundation and put foam board against the foundation wall. I wish I could show a picture of what it looks like on here. Any recomendations would be appreciated....

Posted by Jason Duncan Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

...foundations, elevated foundation to manage slope, access to utilities and low cost. Cons are insulation challenges under the skid and enclosing requirements und...

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 2 Responses

What is the best way to do exterior foundation styrofoam finishing?

...foundation If you say you saw a foundation with parging flaking off in two years, that sounds like it wasn’t done well and I would hope that would fall under ...

Posted by Castor River Farm Jan. 31, 2021, 12:56 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...foundation. And another question – is it finished? If its not a finished basement, you could consider insulating the floor joists above and keeping the foundati...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...foundation can be risky due to the fact that that like a CMU or cinderblock foundation, they are not as strong as a poured concrete foundation and they rely onl...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...foundation. The interior walls are in good condition with no evidence of moisture or mold. I was going to have the foundation walls parged however I am lookin...

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

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

...foundations from the inside can be risky, I’d talk to a local professional about that and get it inspected first. Stone and mortar foundations are much weaker t...

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

What’s the best insulation system for a brick/masonry basement foundation wall?

I have brick/masonry basement foundation walls. I read in one of the responses regarding a stone and mortar wall that installing rigid foam insulation may impa...

Posted by Ryan Essex Nov. 29, 2021, 8:17 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...foundation wall in the winter during heating season and want to allow wall to dry in the summer . I am also a bit confused about smart retarder and how they w...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

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

Can tubing for a ground source heat pump be put under a slab on grade prefab form foundation kit to extract winter heat? We generally recommend people check wi...

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

If the foundation wall has tyvek wrap will it trap moisture?

...foundation walls that's not a bad thing. It's not a 'great' thing as it is permable to moisture but its better than nothing. Basement construction usually goes ...

Posted by Hos Boss March 9, 2021, 4:42 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

I'm building a shop (~950 sq ft) and a cabin (~800 sq ft). They are on Manitoulin island and will be on exposed flat limestone that is randomly segmented. I wi...

Posted by Earl Williams Nov. 30, 2021, 12:25 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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

...foundation (26 x 19 feet) what is better and/or more economical for radiant heat? I am hesitating between water with a micro boiler or electric (wires). Also,...

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