Slab on grade / Discussions

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...oncept space with few doors. Comfort-wise those are really your only options along with area rugs, and for saving money long term you may consider upgrading to ...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...oncerned with moisture from the slab and having flooring over the concrete causing mould issues. A polished concrete slab on grade, or any basement concrete flo...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Are slab on grade foundations cheaper than a basement?

...on will for sure invite a heated discussion, but we welcome that : ) We’d choose a slab on grade over a basement almost every time, and in most cases yes, a sla...

Posted by Jason Nov. 21, 2019, 4:12 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Can you add a screen/sun room and deck to a slab on grade?

...slab but a company that supplies prefab slab on grade kits (Legalett) can easily provide that, see more here – Slab-on-Grade Raft Foundation Insulation Detail...

Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...on how to build a slab on grade, but this page addresses your dilemma specifically- Slab on Grade or Foundation and Basement; Which is Best? Part of the pro...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 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 3 Responses

How do you determine the thickness of concrete for slab on grade construction?

...onstruction of a slab on grade that will have only liquid forces acting down on it? I don’t know what you mean by liquid forces, but the amount of concrete need...

Posted by Ackeem Beason Feb. 16, 2021, 2:46 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...slab on grade foundations as well as ground loops for HRVs and ERVs, can be a an easy way to harness the heat of the ground without needing to do any additional...

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

Do you have an engineer directory for slab on grade designers?

...onsult with regarding having our plans modified to a slab on grade (monolithic) foundation as most municipalities would require? We don't currently have a direc...

Posted by Paul Giusto Dec. 30, 2019, 8:12 a.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

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

...on the insulation sandwiched between the ground and the slab. What do you think? A Slab on Grade needs to be built correctly, but no, Insulation under a slab fl...

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

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...slab on grade and monolithic foundation are going to pretty much mean the same thing? Wrong answer Mike,slab on grade foundation form kit is only one pours !!an...

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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat?

...on what your desired finished floor is. We built a slab on grade with 8 inches of sub-slab insulation, and even with that much it was still a bit cool on the ...

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

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

...one of the reasons we are choosing a slab on grade is to save some money. Thoughts? A slab on grade home is in our experience the cheapest way to get started ...

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

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

...slab section, ideally with your hot air radiant heat system, would be about 1000 square feet. There is only one manufacturer of slab on grade form kits with air...

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

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

...on from the earth, as well as protection from elements. But, after reading some of your wonderful articles, I am wondering if the slab on grade is better and ...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 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