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Can you install tubing under a slab on grade foundation to extract heat in winter?

...slab slab on grade foundation to extract winter heat Hi Jennifer We generally recommend people check with an engineer for any such matters, but that shouldn't...

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

...on anything tangible. A slab should be designed by an engineer based on the climate where it is to be built, the soil conditions of the building site, whether...

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

...oncrete, so I'm not sure where you're being advised to mix a PWF and a slab on grade, or how to even do that. A slab-on-grade floor consists of concrete and ins...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...slab on grade construction technique and wondering how you finish the exterior of the footing insulation once the forms are removed, specifically the top of the...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

...on and contraction. Check the exterior above grade portion, you may be able to notice any shifting issues there as well, you may have some indication as well ...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.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?

...oncerned with the compression issue, but rather how the lateral (shear) loads get transferred from the concrete footing into the soil, via the insulation layer....

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 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

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

...slab, the soil conditions, and whether or not the slab will be heated. The best way to ensure that a FPSF (Frost-protected shallow foundation or slab-on-grade) ...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...on. My question is what would be the best way of constructing such a foundation? Or if it's even possible? I'd like the insulated slab on grade foundation ide...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

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

...on video as well as a few other resources on slabs. Legalett Solar Air Heated Slab on Grade installation video Slab on Grade Prefabricated Insulation Form...

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

When you want water to drain out of a house

...slab on grade house a foot above the surrounding ground you could canoe away from your front door in a flood with no damage whatsoever. If you are in the desi...

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

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

...slab floor (a raft-slab is also an option for softer soils) . The disadvantages of screw pile construction: A floor raised on screw piles leaves an addition...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 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

How much insulation if any should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement

...onstruction. In Manitoba, Canada, adding 2 inches of insulation below a concrete slab floor would pay for itself likely in a few years. Insulating a slab floo...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

types of pads to build upon.

...ong, but a basement seems like it's gonna be a constant worry, and my parents have expensive issues with needing repairs, since they're on a pad. My question is...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 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
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