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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

...wall, and finally the slab floor. Rarely are footings insulated, and depending on how the walls are insulated, the result can be a thermal bridge between the fo...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...frost heave, using dirt to insulate. With a slab-on-grade, the difference is you use 'insulation' to insulate, rather than dirt. This effectively moves the fros...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...walls with above-ground walls. In other words, you are replacing concrete walls with a much more affordable and energy efficient wall assembly. This is why Sl...

Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...wall box above pot lights (done from above). We recommend using drywall because it's airtight when sealed, but also because the light can build up heat and dryw...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

A resilient home for Sustainability Northern Quebec isn’t a place where one might expect to look for a model of resilience . It’s bone-chilling cold in the w...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...Wall sleeve for Lunos © Ecohome Wall sleeve for Lunos © Ecohome These systems are a direct interface between the inside air and the outside air, insta...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...frost heave. Laying down a bed of 3/4" clean crushed stone will also act to prevent frost heave, it just can't have any fines in it because the water has to dra...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...wall assembly from moisture damage by stopping humid air from escaping and depositing moisture in the wall around your windows. Read more here about what to loo...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...wall, all the insulation on the walls and floor (or crawl-space ceiling), drainage, exterior damp-proofing membranes and weeping tile, then you need to build a ...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

Refinishing bricks and masonry

...wall surface in jeopardy. Mineral paints compatible with masonry: There are brick-finishing products on the market that are suitable for masonry, they just ...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...wall, all the insulation on the walls and floor (or crawl-space ceiling), drainage, exterior damp-proofing membranes and weeping tile, then you need to build a ...

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