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 nowadays in Canada. If you've got one here's how to fix it.

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...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapour barriers

Can a house be too airtight? No it cannot. The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers is often confused. Also confused, is which one is more imp...

Vapor retarder primer

Replacing polyethylene vapour barriers with paint

Vapour retarder primers can be twice as effective as the requirements laid out in our national building code regarding vapour barriers.

Frost in attic

Why is there frost in my attic?

A roof leak isn't really a roof leak if it’s leaking on a sunny day. It's more likely an accumulation of frost finally melting.

Installing foam panels in ceiling

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

Rigid foam boards are not all the same. You will need to choose between polyisocyanurate, EPS and XPS. Choosing wrong may lead to premature failure of your b...

Air barriers are essential to a properly functioning wall system

What is an air barrier?

Approximately 100 times more water vapour is carried into our walls by air leakage than is carried by vapour diffusion. That makes air barriers 100 times mor...

Advice

types of pads to build upon.

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

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