Passive House slab on grade / Discussions

New Build Whistler BC step 5

...slab on grade new consrtuction. Passive home design.I'm excited about having a passive house with low heating cost. ATWHP with hyrdonic heating and DWP is...

Posted by Nunga Man July 6, 2020, 2:46 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...Passive House slab under construction with 14 inches of seamless insulation on the exterior and 12 inches below the slab. Note where the doorway is in the front...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can these homes be built on screwpiles as an alternative to slab foundations?

...one of the prefab homes on the piles? We have many models of prefab modular kit houses that can be seated on foundations, screw piles or slab on grade, so it re...

Posted by Mark Pospisil July 28, 2020, 9:41 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...on how to build a slab on grade, but this page addresses your dilemma specifically- Slab on Grade or Foundation and Basement; Which is Best? Part of the pro...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...house will be south facing with lots of south facing windows with tile and concrete floors. I expect this will produce enough heat to keep the house comfortable...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...Passive House related, structural questions about foundations are out of our competence range which is why on the home we're currently building on poor expansiv...

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...House certified (PH) with a basement that has poor drainage and no sump pump and find your basement ruined by a minor flood, but if you built a slab on grade ho...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...on't know for sure until the winter of 2020 - 2021 when they are in full operation. I imagine you saw the installation video of the slab on grade kit here as ...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

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

...on building a slab on grade 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 ...

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

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...Slab on Grade or Foundation and Basement; Which is Best? Slab-on-Grade Raft Foundation Insulation Detail, Prefab ICF Form Kits Slab-on-Grade Foundation Deta...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What is the best way to stop thermal bridging between my ICF walls and my footing?

...slab first, then build ICF walls on top . See the Geo-Slab frost protected slab on grade by Legalett for more information. Legalett slab on grade form kits pr...

Posted by Walter van den Broek Sept. 18, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...house and debating on slab on grade vs crawl space. It will be a 4 season house/camp that we will live in for a few years while we build our house next door. Ow...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...slab hasn’t been decided on yet, check back with us soon as we will be starting construction on our next demo house in about 3 weeks (September, 2018), which wi...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...slab. The house will be around 3000 ft2 and we do have room to do either option. Soil conditions are not a factor, we are located in Uxbridge, ON. We are on wel...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How well does the Legalett air heated floor work when pouring concrete?

...Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Legalett monitors the process of installion for their raft slab kits, which includes a pre-pour inspection for warranty, ...

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...Passive House on the property and then work on converting the main structure (with a cement block foundation and piers) into a garage with a 550 sq ft passive h...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...on't have much to offer on that front unfortunately, and we've never been in contact with the new owner. You may have seen this already, but here is a page on...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is a thermal break solution at a door threshold?

...on the exterior on the house? Thanks, Shaun The Legalett Thermalsill insulated door sill for slab on grade floors is only available with Legalett-designed s...

Posted by Shaun B Sept. 13, 2020, 6:31 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses