Slab on grade / Guides

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...on your investment if you use it primarily as a heat source. How long it takes to pay for itself depends on your consumption and where you live, estimates range...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...onym ENDURE: Energy efficient, Non-toxic, Durable, User friendly, Resilient and Engaging. This split level home was built on a 6 inch thick concrete slab-on-gra...

Smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...onds. As long as there is water on the sewer side of the balloon it will remain inflated, and as soon as the pipe is clear, the balloon deflates to its origin...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...onal items. Slab-on-grade construction is more affordable, healthier and more durable than basement construction as you have no porous concrete walls to absor...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...on about all stages of building, to follow one project from start to finish we think could provide some valuable insight (not to mention courage and inspiration...

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

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...on their air conditioners. During average winter conditions of temperature and cloud coverage for the Saguenay region of Quebec, the Kenogami House had its he...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...ons. Read here about how to find more environmentally-friendly spray foam with lower emissions . A tiny home built on a slab on grade that isn’t going to have...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house 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 ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...on is the best option possible for the application. Excellent as a rigid foam insulation board for below grade applications and insulated slab forming , both ...

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

Air-heated radiant floors

...slab of concrete will take a long time to cool, long enough to last through peak hours. Floors can be kept on a timer, set perhaps to go on no sooner than 7:0...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...slab depressurization, you can pour an additional concrete slab on top of the existing floor or even consider a sidewall mounted self contained radon removal sy...