Passive House slab on grade / Posts

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

...on video of the slab on grade kit here as well as the radiant tubing. Watch for more on the Wakefield House coming soon! Best regards, Mike Thanks for the reply...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 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 1 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

When you want water to drain out of a house

...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

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

...onmental point of view, the benefits of slab-on-grade construction over a basement are undeniable, I will explain how we come to this: Why build on a slab? ...

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

Looking for great reasonably priced 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 1 Responses

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

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...one on call that can attend to your home regularly. Super-insulated homes such as passive house , and designing a home for passive solar heat collection will ...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Considering a slab on grade vs a 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

Current info and references for Legalett Air Heated Shallow Foundation system

...ons. It means your designer only has to concern themselves with what is above grade only, so let them know early so they don't spend your money on drawing up so...

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

hydronic radiant cooling

...house? Hi Dean, Hydronic radiant cooling can be done, but we would strongly advise against doing it in a humid climate. So we're not the ones to check in on a...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you design and build a home on a very small budget?

...on shoestring budget How to stay on budget when building a home Slab on grade construction step-by-step Flexible house design Where to buy used building...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...passive solar home How to build a slab on grade Choosing the best home insulation That’s a start to a few pages that will at least help you get your hea...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...on below! DIY Solar Air Heater Solar Thermal Water Heaters Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Heating...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses
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