Frost protected shallow foundation / Discussions

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

...Frost-protected shallow foundation or slab-on-grade) doesn’t heave would be to have it modelled for your specific climate by an engineer, ideally a geotechnical...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...frost protected shallow foundation foam forms to get a quote for an addition in Michigan and keep reading about slab on grade and monolithic foundation styrofoa...

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

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

Hi, my apologies if this question has already been answered or has any glaring misconceptions. I've only recently begun my journey into building my first home ...

Posted by Lisa Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 0 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...foundation idea but just wondering if elevating it 3ft. is possible? or is going with an ICF foundation, going down below frost level (4ft. Up north) a better r...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

...foundation is best suited. do you work here or can you supply a kit and assistance to a local builder? The house will probably have a partial basement but the s...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...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 way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

...frost protected shallow foundation as seen in this video , all you would need to do for that would be strip the 6 inches of organic matter, lay a 6 inch bed or ...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...foundation for our new cabin in Montana and I've decided to sit it on a 4" EPS foam insulation so the slab will retain some passive solar heat from the south fa...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...frost wall foundation, and much better insulated. If you are building directly on solid rock and have no drainage issues or had no clay, building with a footing...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...foundation (PWF) would be an alternative to a concrete foundation , and a poor one at that. The end result of mixing wood and moisture will always be rot. So bu...

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

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...frost protected shallow foundation) is a more affordable way to start a house than a basement. 4 – Material selection affects cost: for example - you can spen...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...frost protected shallow foundation) over a basement is the reduced use of concrete, which produces about 1 ton of greenhouse gas emissions per cubic meter. A ba...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses