What needs to be under a slab? Well, it kind of depends. Is the slab for a home or an accessory building? Is there heat in the slab? Is there a radon requirement? This quick post is all about what I like to see included under a slab and the reasoning behind the sequencing.
Continue reading “Shorts-Sub-Slab Assembly”
At the time of this writing, construction on the code minimum house is coming to an end. This has been a fun and rewarding project for me because not only was I able to design much of the home, I was also directly involved in the construction. Continue reading “Construction Design-Code Minimum House-Mechanicals”
In-floor heat has been a very popular choice for heating systems in my area for the past couple decades. One of my first jobs as an apprentice electrician 25 years ago was plowing electrical heating cable for a basement slab heating system. (I was the mule pulling the plow.) Continue reading “Construction Design-Floor Covering and In-floor Heat”
The design at the Code Minimum House calls for a frost protected shallow foundation. I have built several homes using this type of foundation and found it works well for a budget friendly build. Continue reading “Construction Design-Code Minimum House-Foundation”