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Insulating 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

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 instead of 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 bui...

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

Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system

...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

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 Anonymous Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does the plastic vapor barrier 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 Les Poldark Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 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 Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
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