Slab / Discussions

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

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

...slabs for your interest. Don’t hesitate to write back with more concerns, we love slabs and are happy to keep the discussion going. Best practices for insul...

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

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...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 solar heat fro...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 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

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...slab using Legalett ICF slab forms. 2) How are those issues usually addressed? What issues?! :) 3) What is the long term track record of Legalett slabs? ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...Slab Foundations Better - which is Better for Cost and Durability? The downside of a slab is that all your plumbing is embedded in concrete so it’s not conduc...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

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

...slab, but the one lead I can give you would be Legalett that provides raft slabs across all North Americ a. They deliver all over North America, and their kits ...

Posted by Paul Giusto Dec. 30, 2019, 8:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Protection from Insects for Legalett Geo-passive super insulated slab on grade?

...slab is the possibility of insects, especially termites and/or carpenter ants infesting the EPS. Is that a danger? Among the many possible ways to protect again...

Posted by James Burns April 30, 2020, 11:11 a.m. 0 Responses

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

...slab is cooler than your slab (which it would be by about 15 degrees Celsius in your case) you will be feeding heat into the ground. Your basement should be d...

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

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

Concrete slab floor with frost wall I will run with the assumption that your house is not yet built otherwise you would already have a heating solution, is tha...

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

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

...slab on top of the existing slab over that half of the basement. The 2x4 stud wall that was placed up against the foundation walls was left in place, but protec...

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?

...slab removal technique, unfortunately you are the only one that can answer your own questions regarding what lies beneath the slab and best location for drillin...

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

How could I convert my hydronic gas heated floors to electric heated floors?

...slab on grad has hydronic heated floors, using propane gas as fuel. $400/ mth is killing me. Help, i have been told it can't be done . If you’re looking to conv...

Posted by Betty Potter-Collins June 7, 2020, 8:20 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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

...Slab will have 4" of Rigid Insulation under the slab and extending 4' out from the edges. I believe I am located in Climate Zone 6. Does the above make sense? ...

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

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

I am looking to install a heat pump ,HRV, Radiant heat in the slab and a wood stove. do I need all this or can I do it wish just the heat pump? Or can you advi...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses