Basements & Slab-On-Grade

Foundations, slab on grade and durable basement finishing

Guide

Insulating crawlspaces

How to insulate crawlspaces

Crawlspaces are very rare as part of a new home construction. There is a reason for that - they serve very little purpose. If you've got one here's how to fi...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation form kit

Raft slabs - How to build on problem soils

How to build on sites with expansive soils, high water tables and poor bearing capacity.

Finishing the exterior of a 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...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide

Slab-on-grade technical guide

A home built on a slab-on-grade can be more affordable, more comfortable and more durable. Here is a technical guide to building a home on a slab instead of ...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction

Slab-on-grade construction: step by step guide

How to build a home on a slab-on-grade and avoiding basement foundations

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?

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

The first step to home design deciding what sort of base you will rest it on. The following pages outline the benefits and drawbacks of slab-on-grade constru...

Crawlspace radon barrier

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

Removing radon gas from existing basements and crawlspaces can be very effective, here are different options for different situations.

Basement wall insulation

How much insulation does a basement need?

The importance of properly insulating basements cannot be stressed enough. Uninsulated basements and poorly insulated basements can be responsible for as muc...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew

Why are basements mouldy?

Basement mould and mildew can easily be avoided with better designed walls. Common building practices trap moisture in wall assemblies preventing them from d...

Choosing between renovating and rebuilding

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

Whether a house is worth rebuilding or is better torn down takes considering a lot of factors.

Spray polyurethane foam on basement walls prevents mold and midlew

Basement renovations: how to prevent mould when retrofitting basements

Why are basements mouldy? Because we build walls so they can't dry. Simple changes in wall design will result in mould-free durable basements.

Advice

Post-flood basement renovation: interior finishing

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

When you want water to drain out of a house

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How do I insulate a crawlspace?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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