Building on problem soils / Guides

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...oncrete into it. So, there are more materials, more stages of construction and more labour with a crawlspace than a slab. Passive House slab on grade form kit ready to pour concrete © Ecohome The draw backs of building on a slab on grade: Building your home on a slab on grade means you will have no basement...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...oncrete into it. So, there are more materials, more stages of construction and more labour with a crawlspace than a slab. Passive House slab on grade form kit ready to pour concrete © Ecohome The drawbacks of building on a slab on grade: Building your home on a slab on grade means you will have no basement ...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...onstruction , stay tuned for more on the house that will be seated on it! For more reading and videos on pre-fabricated engineered insulated slab on grade form kits for problem soils like expansive clay see here , to read more about Passive House Certification see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Frost Heave Prevention Helps Stop Frost Heaving Breaking up Home Foundations
New foundations and slab-on-grade

What causes Frost Heave? Preventing frost heaving is down to good foundation design

...ontal rather than just vertical movement. When building a new home, properly insulating basements and engineering slab on grade foundations for homes not only prevents foundations from cracking, it also reduces energy consumption and global CO² emissions. The negative environmental aspects of concrete use can be miti...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...on grade foundation pages: Slab-on-grade technical guide Building a thickened edge slab on grade with normal soil conditions Raft slabs on poor soil conditions to avoid excavating and soil remediation The following is a technical guide for slab-on-grade home construction. The design and dimensions of any fo...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Slab on Grade

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...onopour', where the footing and slab are poured at the same time. Here are the basic steps for slab-on-grade construction on soil that does not have a high water table and has sufficient compressive strength to carry the load of the building. For problem soils see our pages on raft slabs and building on problem soils...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...on construction on problem soils like expansive clay or peat. Chosen Slab-on-Grade Form Kit Brand : Legalett frost protected shallow foundation forms - with solar heated radiant floor - see this one go together here: This is the solar heated floor slab-on-grade foundation form kit being assembled for this LEED ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...on construction on problem soils like expansive clay or peat. Chosen Slab-on-Grade Form Kit Brand : Legalett frost-protected shallow foundation forms - with solar heated radiant floor - see this one go together here: This is the solar heated floor slab-on-grade foundation form kit being assembled for this LEED ...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...onditions of some building sites are not suitable for a slab-on-grade foundation with a thickened-edge footing without first beginning with extensive and costly soil remediation. Opting for a raft slab in such conditions can be a much cheaper option. A raft slab is a frost-protected shallow foundation, or slab-on-gra...