Stone / Discussions

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

...stone) 18" below the surface. Wouldn't a poured perimeter wall down to bedrock be a better approach - before pouring the slab? Building a slab on grade on bedro...

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...stone around it (no organic materials and no fines), frost would be unable to form, so no skirt would be needed. You may have seen that we recently installed ...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...stone or sand beds underneath plants. Are you looking to make it a 4 season greenhouse? I ask because if so, you may want a better insulated and more reliable...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...stone, brick or stucco. Make sure this solution is water repellant. Since this work is completely on the exterior, disturbance to home and life would be minimal...

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

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...stone, block or concrete foundation), ceiling height, if you intend to finish it as living space, and even the climate zone you live in , all this will help bet...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 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

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

...stone topper at the bottom 2' you should be able to create your flat platform for the slab on grade. What you could also do is excavate on that north side as a ...

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

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...stone beneath the slab.

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

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...stone basement walls, the ones I can see, aren't in good shape. If I'm supposed to attach a type of insulation board to the masonry, does the masonry have to be...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...stone or concrete are the best from the point of view health and effectiveness, they have the quickest heat transfer and they don’t contract and expand with cha...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Any suggestions for improving insulation of a unique concrete building?

...stone has to be done with caution. The advice you received to keep it above freezing is likely to prevent further damage from moisture within the wall freezing....

Posted by Andrew Hurst Feb. 25, 2021, 4:54 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...stone dust, that would be our preference.

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...stone dust), as it lets moisture pass through freely and isn’t harmed by it or even bulk water. EPS foam would be my second choice, thicker is better for a numb...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

...stone in at least some sections. There is very little I can do about grading. There's no room to grade the yard. I don't know if I can do this project mysel...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...stone fibers cut their exoskeletons, so they aren't big fans apparently. However, there is not a lot of hard evidence we've found to conclusively back that clai...

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

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...stone and other green kitchen counters here - Kitchen Counter Options for Sustainable Green Homes Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed s...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

What type of insulation should I use ?

...stone dust, it is a healthy material to have in your home, being stone it doesn’t burn, it handles moisture very well and it has a good R value. you can get it ...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...stone etc? Do you live in a high risk area for Radon Gas ? There are two main ways to insulate a crawlspace floor, either you can separate it and keep it co...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses