1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

October 2, 2008

:276 Insulated Slab Edge

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:276 EcoTip: Insulating the foundation slab edge can help save from 7 to 11% of the heat lost from a typical home.


Source: Department of Energy


 Additional Information:

When constructing a new home the EnergyEdge provides a concrete form that remains in place after the pour to provide slab insulation. During construction is the easiest time to insulate a slab.


Additional information about insulating slabs and foundations is available from the Builders Foundation Handbook


Thermal image of heat loss from slab edge courtesy of Restoration Consultants www.moistureview.com

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