Slab on Grade

You're in the right place for step-by-step guides to insulated slab on grade foundations and floors especially if building a high-efficiency LEED, Passive House, ZNE, FPSF or Positive Energy or Passive Solar Homes.

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

A slab-on-grade home or building is more affordable, more comfortable and more Eco-friendly. Here is a technical guide & design guide for construction of a slab on grade foundation.… Slab-On-Grade Construction - Technical Guide   Deciding to build your home with a slab-on-grade foundation instead of a conventional bas…

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

How to build on sites with expansive soils, high water tables and poor bearing capacity.… The soil conditions of some building sites are not suitable for a slab-on-grade foundation with a thickened-edge footing without first beginning with extensive and costly soil remediation. Opting for a raft slab in such condition…

Slab on Grade

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

Insulating the exteriors of basements and slabs leaves you with needed to finish the exterior. In this video you see an easy fix to have the exterior surface secured by set concrete, while avoiding any thermal bridges in the process.… WATCH MORE sustainable building VIDEOS Once a decision has been made to choose betw…

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

How to build a slab-on-grade foundation saving money on basement frost walls for home construction with a Frost Protected Shallow Foundation… Slab on Grade foundation, detail design; the basics There are many different soil conditions and corresponding slab designs. This page is about how to build a thickened edge con…

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Slab on Grade

Professionals and DIY slab forming systems are covered including ICF, Solar Heated Radiant heated, Hydronic Radiant heated and traditional Raft slabs.

How to prepare the ground, choose a design and then the right system, much will depend on the space available, the insolation, the location and the experience of the builders involved in construction. 

here at EcoHome we aim to make succesful Slab on Grade construction Easy by showing how, from design to build.