Frost protected shallow foundation / Guides

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

...foundations through Code. Frost Protected Shallow Foundation or FPSF insulation design details for slab on grade Slab-on-grade step by step Instructions for problem expansive soils and high water tables EXCAVATION for Slab on Grade foundation: Hire an engineer to establish how to seat the footing for the ...

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

...foundation Insulated slab forming systems Corner detail for insulated slab forming system Skirt detail for frost protected shallow foundation slab forms Rebar detailing for slab foundations Slab-on-grade floors are often heated, which provides a very comfortable and even distribution of heat...

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

...frost heave. A slab on grade is not at greater risk from frost heave than a basement if it is built properly - in which case the correct term is a Frost Protected Shallow Foundation - or FPSF . So if a general contractor tells you that you 'must' have a basement, they are simply wrong. That’s often someone who doesn’...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...frost protected shallow foundation’ is exactly that, a slab of concrete on the ground. There’s more to it of course, but let’s start with a ‘win’ in the comprehension department shall we? A slab on grade rests directly on the ground, and a crawl space on the other hand, is exactly that - a space you can crawl in. To ...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

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

...frost protected shallow foundation’ is exactly that, a slab of concrete on the ground. There’s more to it of course, but let’s start with a ‘win’ in the comprehension department shall we? A slab on grade rests directly on the ground, and a crawl space on the other hand, is exactly that - a space you can crawl in. To ...

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

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

...frost-protected shallow foundation), the following is a step-by-step walk though of a thickened-edge slab floor we built. XPS or EPS high-density foam is typically used under concrete slab floors, in this case we used Rockwool mineral fiber insulation ( formerly known as Roxul) . Note: Engineers at Rockwool could not...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...frost-protected shallow foundation forms, Passive House certified super-insulated slab forming systems and air heated radiant floors to LEED, Passive House or Net Zero standards. The engineers at Legalett were happy to take on the challenge, and then came back to us with a solar panel design that not only heated the ...

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?

...foundation 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 th...

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?

...foundation 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 th...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...foundation has an exposed plastered finish for additional thermal mass. FPSF Frost Protected Shallow Foundation Perimeter skirt insulation detail Above grade Passive House wall assembly: Locally-milled eastern white cedar clapboard siding and stained white cedar trim. Strapping for a 1.5...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...frost-protected shallow foundation ) will not flood unless you build them in a low point that can entirely fill with water. That would be foolish beyond measure, and you would probably have a hard time even getting a permit to do so in this day and age. Beyond that, a slab-on-grade is a first huge leap towards home res...