Slab Foundation: Advantages and Disadvantages of Houses Built With Slab Foundation

Slab foundation is very common in areas where the soil is mostly comprised of expansive clay. Advantages and disadvantages of slab foundations are listed.

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Narrow garden space of a townhouse. This very narrow space on the side of a townhouse is made more interesting by using an interesting paving pattern with tiles and pea gravel, plus a variety of plants in pots giving it height and texture

Tips and Tricks for How to Stain Concrete Floors - diy, easy, cheap, foundation, slab, repair, walkway, front porch, garage, pool deck, repair

How to Stain Concrete Floors

Tips and Tricks for How to Stain Concrete Floors - diy, easy, cheap, foundation, slab, repair, walkway, front porch, garage, pool deck, repair

Super-Insulated Slab Foundations - JLC Online Page 1 of 2

Compacted drainage stone and a thick layer of foam prevent frost damage and keep the heat inside the building.

Insulated Stem Wall—With good soil conditions construct the foundation assembly out of three pieces – a footing, a stem wall and the “flat plate” slab part. Insulate it under it and on the inside of the perimeter making sure you uncouple the plate from the stem wall at its edge. This edge thing is a big deal – the thermal bridging that occurs if you don’t do it costs you more than half the thermal resistance of the whole deal.

In moderate climates like SF the vertical insulation below the slab insulation is not required.

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