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

...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 engin...

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?

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

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

What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?

...protected from the elements. Any help/advice is appreciated Adding exterior foundation insulation is an excellent idea. It’s great to have on the inside of ba...

Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

What is the best method of building a slab on grade?

...Protected Shallow Foundation - or FPSF., 8 inches Rockwool rigid board under the exterior of the slab, Tpye III EPS foam under footings and a skirt of R8 insula...

Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...protected with Blueskin tape. We now have to finish the walls and seal or otherwise treat the concrete floor. I understand now that I should've removed the 2x...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How much for a 1200 square foot house will it cost me to finish the slab

I live in Newfoundland and I'm very interested in your system just wondering the cost for a 1200 square-foot home roughly Hi Walter, Do you mean the slab on gr...

Posted by Walter Hale Oct. 1, 2020, 7:20 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you install a slab on grade foundation in the Fall and leave it over winter?

...protected against frost heave, though it will most likely require additional insulation. I would suggest you consult with the engineer who designed it. But wh...

Posted by Matthew Gioia Sept. 21, 2020, 9:15 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...protected from precipitation, so you should be very careful about the design, material selection and installation procedure. Avoid any moisture sensitive insula...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...protected from exterior moisture, it will stay wet. What we usually recommend at this point is to leave them exposed. If you cover them with a vapor barrier, or...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 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 A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...protected underneath the footing as well, which I doubt. Myself I would prefer to have a membrane against the interior of the concrete wall to prevent the con...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

I am preparing to build a house in Grand Rapids MI and believe a slab on grade foundation is best suited. do you work here or can you supply a kit and assistan...

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

Is it possible to do a mono pour if you have a covered porch?

Since the concrete slab is insulated, how do you manage to get the covered porch concrete poured at the same time? How does it work for the insulation? The sec...

Posted by Frank Gascon Aug. 10, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...protected slab on grade by Legalett for more information. Legalett slab on grade form kits provide a seamless layer of insulation below the slab an on the exp...

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

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

I'm building a home up north in Parry Sound, Ontario next year. I'd like a slab foundation raised three feet above the ground level. I'd like to have a wrap ar...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

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

...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 material for building plumbing?

...protected... Personally, I've used both, but would probably install PEX next time for ease of install, speed and cost. Hope that helps!

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 3 Responses

How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?

...protected from ground moisture as well as insulated, and either a vapor barrier or a sufficient amount of EPS foam insulation would prevent moisture from migrig...

Posted by Linds Cullen Dec. 31, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses