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...

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.

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications

Understand the performance characteristics and limitations of insulation before you make a purchase.

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.

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...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction

10 tips for building decks that will last longer

How to build decks with greater durability - material choices and construction techniques for longer lifespans

Advice

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Considering Slab vs Basement

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Basement wall insulation method

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

Posted by Steve Janovsky Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

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