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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

...drainage measures that were required to support a thickened-edge footing slab-on-grade floor on a site with a high water table. Images courtesy of Yanni Milon. Drain placement for slab on grade with high water table Drain placing with gravel and geotextile under a slab on grade foundation Placing gravel...

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

...DRAINAGE under Slab on Grade Foundations: At the bottom of the foundation drainage trench, install rigid French drain piping (weeping tile) that can drain to a lower level. If that is not possible it should be connected to a sump pump. Cover the French drain with a layer of crushed stone, then cover it with a geo...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...foundation see here , but we'll give conclusions below. Typically, the construction of a single family home in Canada & North America starts with a poured concrete footing followed by an 8-inch thick foundation wall, generally 8 to 10 feet in height. In a cold climate zone a basement foundation counts on being buri...

How to insulate basements properly
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...foundation walls. Drainage: Regardless of the location or amount of insulation, foundation walls should be protected from ground water, which should be directed to properly sloped and perforated drainage tiles. Any backfill against walls should drain easily, and weeping tile drains should be covered with a geotextile...

Basement Design for walls prevents mold & midlew when renovating & finishing
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...foundation walls but likely not a proper drainage mat and perimeter drain or basement flood prevention measures . Outside upgrades are the ideal correction given the way basement walls were left exposed in the past; however, unless you have serious structural problems or plan to excavate for other reasons, that can b...