Infloor heat / Discussions

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

I watched your videos with much interest but wasn't sure about the "trench" type perimeter "grade beam" in terms of supporting the house structure, and the fac...

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

Is solar air heating for a floor as efficient as solar hydronic?

...heat delivery - there is no great difference in the energy efficiency between air heated floors or hydronic (liquid) radiant floors, at least when they are heat...

Posted by Ryan Johnson Dec. 7, 2020, 9:02 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...heated slab on grade and ditch the existing floor. That may be the most sensible option if you really want radiant infloor heating, though there are others we c...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...heating tubes, mesh and rebar of course) but not wood. A wooden structure would sit on top, above grade where it can dry properly. If you are chemically sensi...

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

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...heat transferred to the ground that will be about 5 or 6 °C. I have only ever heard from one Canadian with an uninsulated radiant heated slab floor and his he...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses