Slab on grade / Guides

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Healthy indoor air quality

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...on SMART radon monitoring equipment and their Apps. WATCH MORE VIDEOS FOR SLAB ON GRADE FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION Polyethylene barriers below slab floors ...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Properly insulating basements and concrete slab floors

...on foundation , basement & slab design , under slab insulation , site selection & preparation, excavation, drainage & radon gas prevention and mitigation . Te...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...on a concrete slab on grade makes a perfect thermal battery for solar heat . Sealing concrete floors: Raw concrete is very porous and will have a lot of tin...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...on walls. Avoid wood to concrete connections in foundations © Ecohome Avoid wood-to-concrete connections: Concrete foundations take fi...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...on before heat generation Standard practices in residential construction are long overdue for re-evaluation and improvement. The energy needed to operate new ...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...one home This modular modern design can be seated on helical piles (screw piles) or slab-on-grade & frost-protected foundations . Le Refuge as a standard kit ...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...slab-on-grade rancher capable of housing a family of 4 comfortably. And best of all, it was done well within a conventional building budget . Discover The Eco...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...ontal greywater heat exchangers for slab on grade construction now available on the market. Learn more about LEED for homes , plumbing and water conservation ...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...oney might be better spent on sealing your foundation. During new construction, a proper vapour barrier under your concrete floor and installing a radon vent ...

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

DIY radiant floor installation

...ontruction , how to build slab on grade on bad soil , and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide ...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...slab on grade foundation form's design saved money that would otherwise have been spent on soil remediation and frost walls. Keep in mind that if on a very ti...