Foundations, Basements & Slab-on-Grade
Whenrenovating or building a new home in the US or Canadawitha Basement or a Slab on Grade, in the EcoHome Foundation & Basement guide section you will findthe basics on foundation,basement & slab design,under slab insulation, site selection & preparation, excavation, drainage &radon gas prevention and mitigation
Should I put 2" foam board under, around, AND on top of concrete slab?
What are the best practices for a pier foundation on sloped bedrock?
What is the minimum insulation value for insulation between the edge of the slab and foundation wall?
How do you stop moisture and mold from forming behind drywall in a new basement?
Can moisture from the sand and aggregate under a slab cause rising damp?
Should I insulate the top of a block wall with spray foam? And a question about attic R value
Why is there frost build up on basement walls? (poured concrete)
Will air heated floors work in a northern climate?
Can we backfill a basement and then do slab on grade?
What maintenance needs to be done on a slab on grade foundation?
What is the best way to insulate interior basement walls that are sweating?
Can you build Slab on grade as an extension on an existing house with a crawlspace?
Can you build foundations and slabs with field stones?
Can I put foam boards up after I frame a basement?
Foundations and Basements
Building science for foundations and slab on grade options are explained, for example raft slabs as afrost-protected shallow foundation. EcoHome helps readers understand the issues that affect energy efficiency, moisture management,slab on grade forming techniques,how to choose between a crawlspace or a slab foundationand radon control and removal so you canbuild more efficient Green homesandbetter insulated crawlspacesthat will last a lifetime.