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

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 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.

 EnergyEdge

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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March 5, 2008

:065 Slab Moisture

Filed under: :065 Slab Moisture — Tags: , , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:01 am

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credit: Taylor Tools

Suggested Review – none

1:5:10:065 Tip: Moisture from concrete slabs can be trapped by floor coverings and lead to mold growth. Most flooring manufacturers place limits on the amount of moisture a slab can release. The rainy season is a good time to have a concrete slab tested for excess moisture.

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Additional Information

Slab moisture testing is performed by using a “Calcium Chloride Dome Test”

Instructions can be found at: http://www.taylortools.com/tftmktp.html

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