Slab floor / Discussions

How so you take a concrete slab to a nice interior concrete floor?

...floor radiant heating. The slab is the bottom floor of our home, which will be garage and apartment. We are interested in finishing the apartment floor to be a ...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 0 Responses

Can you use spray foam Insulation under a slab?

...slab with foam polyurethane. If not, why? When building a slab on grade, EPS rigid foam insulation is the most common choice of insulation, for performance and ...

Posted by Linda Martin April 6, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...slab floor are performing. I'm keen to use PV solar to heat my radiant floors in an off-grid high thermal mass passive solar house I'm building on California'...

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...slabs. Legalett Solar Air Heated Slab on Grade installation video Slab on Grade Prefabricated Insulation Form Kit Air heated floor Thickened-edge slab...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...slab on grade with the Legalett solar air floor as your basement floor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much!

Posted by Lisa Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 0 Responses

how do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...slab on grade floor under and existing building would be to jack it up, (get this done professionally as it is not a safe DIY project) then build a slab and dro...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...floor heating AND forced air, especially when one of the reasons we are choosing a slab on grade is to save some money. Thoughts? A slab on grade home is in o...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

...floor elevated. How should I install my perimeter weeping tile? I obviously cannot have it that far below my basement slab or I won’t be able to access the sump...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...slab floor was much more ecological and more affordable than a basement. How does he arrive at this conclusion? Basement or not, you need a mechanical room, sto...

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

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

...floor for its resistance to future flooding. We had a company pour a new 2-3 inch slab on top of the existing slab over that half of the basement. The 2x4 stud ...

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

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...floor? 2. Is there a way to know where the drain pipes goes under the floor? This house was build around 2000, unfotenatelly I don't have a plan of the house....

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

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

...floor. I have several questions about the merits of each option, and would appreciate advice. 1. Cost - I know a slab is cheaper but having a basement that we...

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

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...floor in my crawl space under an addition (the rest of the house is on concrete slab). There is no ductwork, there is a sump pump, and the wall joists above the...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...floor slab, the heated air is diverted to an air/water heat exchanger for heating the hot water tank instead. Is the closed loop system maintained when divertin...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...slab foundation with radiant in floor heat. I saw a post with a chart showing code built, better insulated and super insulated. The chart showed monthly payment...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...Floor Heat ( haven't decided yet on heating source) Slab will have 4" of Rigid Insulation under the slab and extending 4' out from the edges. I believe I am loc...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...slab to below subfloor. I have a 2-storey brick home (35 yrs old). My basement wall construction is poured concrete foundation, then a full-home perimeter cri...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...slab on grade home. I definitely want a hydronic in floor heat system, along with a heat pump. With the absence of central ductwork, where do I put the ERV? Wou...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses