Slab / Discussions

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...slab on grade mainly because of familiarity. Most don’t know how to build a slab on grade so they tend to steer you way from them simply for lack of knowledge a...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 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

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

...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 light grey concrete floor t...

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

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

...slab on grade is better and have a 2 storey house instead? Is the energy loss from the 2nd storey less than a basement? And also, what about using the slab on g...

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

Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

...slab on grade house and pour a new slab under it, unless of course I’m missing something here. The raft slab insulated slab on grade kit with the air heated rad...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Are slab on grade foundations cheaper than a basement?

...slab on grade over a basement almost every time, and in most cases yes, a slab is cheaper in our experience. But that is partly due to the way we build, where w...

Posted by Jason Nov. 21, 2019, 4:12 p.m. New foundations and 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

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

I am looking at your example of a slab on grade construction technique and wondering how you finish the exterior of the footing insulation once the forms are r...

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

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

...slab floor, offering a reliable very comfortable heat source. Cost savings: A slab foundation can be a cheaper way to build because a slab requires less wor...

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

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...slab under construction with 14 inches of seamless insulation on the exterior and 12 inches below the slab. Note where the doorway is in the front of the image ...

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

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...slab on grade is an alternative to a basement, PWF or concrete, so I'm not sure where you're being advised to mix a PWF and a slab on grade, or how to even do t...

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

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

...slab. What do you think? A Slab on Grade needs to be built correctly, but no, Insulation under a slab floor will not make it less stable. To me that sounds like...

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

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

What are the advantages and disadvantages for using a product such as Warmboard as an alternative to a radiant heating system that is built directly into the s...

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

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

I'm looking to buy a house build on a slab-on-grade . What should I be looking for in terms of insulation? Thanks, Terry Where is the house, and do you know ho...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

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

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 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's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...slab on grade and monolithic foundation styrofoam forms - is there a difference or are they the same thing? A slab on grade literally means a slab of concrete o...

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

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

...Slab on Grade or Foundation and Basement; Which is Best? Reading that page will give you a better idea of what to look for in a slab. And the first question i...

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