Slab on grade / Discussions

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 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

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

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

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

Posted by Jennifer Cole Aug. 28, 2019, 11:34 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

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

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

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

...one and then your slab on grade form kit. You have other option to raft construction.check iso-slab is structural insulated slab kit,cheaper and easiest opti...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...on cost and ease of installation, along with design considerations of the house. Warmboard sounds like a system worth considering if you desire radiant floor ...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and 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

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...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

What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

...oneer of green building in a sense, which is possible, because slab on grade homes in the north weren’t very common 50 years, so if someone built one then maybe...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...ons, check it out - Slab on Grade or Foundation and Basement; Which is Best? But to address your questions specifically, I've included your questions in the...

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

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

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does 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 Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses