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Slab on Grade

Finishing the exterior of an insulated slab-on-grade floor

...slab exterior. To learn more about Slab on Grade foundations enjoy the EcoHome Video Guide for a Slab on Grade Foundation with Solar Powered Radiant Heating ,...

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

...slab images courtesy of Legalett . Compacting gravel for under a raft foundation Insulated slab forming systems Corner detail for insulated slab...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...slab floor here . What’s cheaper to build – a slab on grade or a crawlspace? A slab is cheaper . A crawl space is like building a mini (and dysfunctional) b...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Properly insulating basements and concrete slab floors

...floor in a typical cold climate, either in Canada or Northern US; first un-insulated, the second insulated to meet Building Code (R10) and the third insulated t...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Insulated slab-on-grade waiting for vapour barrier installation © Ecohome Floating slab / Monolithic slab: The term floating slab refers to a two-stage sl...

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

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...Slab-on-grade Technical Guide How to build a slab-on-grade foundation with thickened edge for normal soil conditions Slab on Grade insulated prefabricated I...

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

...floors over hydronic radiant floors , but none greater than the ability to inject solar-heated air into the thermal battery which is the concrete slab floor. ...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...insulated to R32, more than 3 times what is normally used in new builds. This seems extreme to some, but that is simply because floors are chronically under-ins...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...slab-on-grade construction Slab-on-Grade Construction is best if: Slab on grade polished concrete floor © Bala Structures A slab floor is a fantastic ...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

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

...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 ( formerl...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

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

...slab floor here . What’s cheaper to build – a slab on grade or crawlspace? A slab is cheaper . A crawl space is like building a mini (and dysfunctional) bas...