Raft slab / Guides

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

...raft slab in such conditions can be a much cheaper option. A raft slab is a frost-protected shallow foundation, or slab-on-grade, that does not include the st...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...slab on grade construction step by step , Raft slabs for building on soft soils , and anything else about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...raft slab on expansive soils or high water tables instead of a slab with a thickened edge footing. A raft slab distributes the weight evenly over the whole surf...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...raft slab on expansive soils or high water tables instead of a slab with a thickened edge footing. A raft slab distributes the weight evenly over the whole surf...

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

...slab. Related slab on grade foundation pages: Slab-on-grade technical guide Building a thickened edge slab on grade with normal soil conditions Raft s...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

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

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-on-grade (or 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-dens...

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

...slab floor. Passive Solar air-heated radiant floor slab on grade forming kit © Ecohome Solar air heating panels are a growing trend in green building on...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...raft slab kits and have installed over 2 million square feet in North America. 2-inch air heated tubes © Legalett Heating with...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...slab floor to help transfer the warmth of the sun from the southern exposure to the north end of the house, also making sure rooms exposed to the sun do not ove...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...slab-on-grade home and superior wall drying abilities means that this house will have a longer than average operational life. This will help balance the added '...

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