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...

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.

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.

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.

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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