Stone foundation / Discussions

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...stone foundations from the inside can be risky, I’d talk to a local professional about that and get it inspected first. Stone and mortar foundations are much we...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...stone foundation can be risky due to the fact that that like a CMU or cinderblock foundation, they are not as strong as a poured concrete foundation and they re...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...foundation and how might I go about it? Yes, you can convert a crawl space into a slab on grade foundation , it just isn’t a particularly cheap process. You wou...

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...foundation is piled-up field stone (typical of that era) and it can be drafty in high winds). The crawspace is dirt floor with several cemented fieldstone pilla...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...Stone foundation. Basement floor is a cement pour in the 70s or 80s? Each floor is about 20'x40'. Total of 2400 sq.ft. Flat roof. Pretty big backyard. Ceiling h...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you create a slab on grade on a slope?

...foundations were you considering to date? Do you have plans drawn up yet? A soil engineer involved? If you can answer me those points I will have some ideas...

Posted by Adrienne Rayna June 30, 2020, 3:58 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 3 Responses

How would I detail the connection between the wall and floating slab?

...stone around the perimiter to reduce splash back against the wall, that's better than a flag stones or paving, and avoid grass or plants within 2 feet of the sl...

Posted by Brendon Fraser July 17, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

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

...foundation as seen in this video , all you would need to do for that would be strip the 6 inches of organic matter, lay a 6 inch bed or clean stone and then you...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...foundation wall in the winter during heating season and want to allow wall to dry in the summer . I am also a bit confused about smart retarder and how they w...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

What insulation should you use to cover the ground GEODESIC Dome?

...stone/rock or beauti bark Application is a 24’ diameter AQUAPONICS Greenhouse What can you suggests or quote? MERCI’ Vinny in BC I have a few questions so...

Posted by Vincent Warwick Oct. 1, 2020, 2:09 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses