Septic / Discussions

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

...septic systems since most of gray water will be redirected away from the septic system? We are looking at the 3 valve option (toilet flushing, laundry machine a...

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

...septic and hauled water/water catchment system. Looking for an environmentally friendly kit. Thanks. Tracey We are hoping to be able to deliver high performance...

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - or one big one?

...septic if that makes a difference. Thanks Shaun, from Uxbridge If you’ve got that big a house on a slab then we would say yes, it’s a good idea to have two ta...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 2 Responses

Can I do a concrete deck with pilings from Legalett?

...septic. The land, however, slopes away toward the back gently at first, with a more significant slope of approx 1.2m over 3m under what would be the last 20%-is...

Posted by Pam Proctor Nov. 15, 2021, 7:18 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

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

...septic. My goal is to heat/cool with an ERV and mini split system, not radiant in floor. I have several questions about the merits of each option, and would app...

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

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...septic, well, driveway, electrical. Land already purchased, so not incldued in 235k. Below was the start of our dreaming. We've refined to the following speci...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...septic and foundation work. 7) If so, would non-Legalett trained people need any special knowledge, experience or skill beyond what they would normally need t...

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

How do you do off grid water and waste management?

Hi I just bought an off the grid cabin I want to put in a green water collections and water and waste management system can you advice what is the best one to ...

Posted by suzanne Gardner-Clark Sept. 9, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Greywater Recycling 0 Responses

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

...septic plans, permits and such, so you need to be really focused when initially designing to keep costs at a bare minimum. These pages would be the best place t...

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?

...septic and permits. Typically speaking, you would find most builders will tell you to assume between 200 and 250 per square foot to build a home, though if you ...

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

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...septic systems or sewer hookup, wells or water connections, and landscaping. If you want a high-quality house but on the lower end of the cost scale, check out ...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best flood prevent system for a home?

...septic system? Give us a few more details if you like and we may be able to help more, but here are a few pages that are the best places to start – along with c...

Posted by Dawn Wlezien July 15, 2021, 10:30 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How do you install a radon barrier in a crawlspace with an uneven floor?

...septic pipes, they are usually 4-inch white tubes and they have holes all along the length (as you will see in the DIY radon barrier video above). It sounds lik...

Posted by Reinhart Bigl Nov. 29, 2021, 4:01 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How much space is needed to build a single level 3 room 750 sq foot home?

...septic systems and wells. Our prefab kit home models do not list exterior dimensions, though if you find a specific model you’d like we could get that for you. ...

Posted by Gillian Batcher Sept. 18, 2021, 10:56 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

I want a 2 bedroom prefab house on land in Towson. How much?

...septic system, power hookup, and even having a foundation, slab on grade or screw piles (posts) . If the models on our kit pages don’t meet your needs or budget...

Posted by Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe March 12, 2021, 6:02 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...septic bed pipes under the poly with the holes facing down, and sure, for 1500 square feet it won’t hurt to put a second one, perhaps on either side of the spac...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses