GEO-Slab Insulated Slab and Foundation Forms in florida by Legalett
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GEO-Slab is a fully insulated shallow foundation product for insulated above grade floor slabs and foundations.
GEO-Passive is a customized insulated shallow foundation ICF system, optimised for Passive Home requirements and GEO-Basement is a buried structural slab for builders who want to do their own pre-formed insulated basement slabs (especially useful for poor soils and building on fill in Florida)...
Insulated Shallow Foundations are alternatives to deeper and more costly conventional foundations that are used in regions that experience seasonal ground freezing and the potential for frost heave - or in regions like Florida where incorporating the thermal mass of the concrete floor slab and foundations gives great advantages for the builder looking to minimize heating and cooling costs.
Insulated Slab-on-grade or floating slab foundations are a structural engineering practice whereby the concrete slab that is to serve as the foundation and ground floor base for the structure is formed from an ICF mold set onto the ground. This mold is pre-engineered to suit the ground conditions, localized temperature profile, and the house configuration including internal load bearing walls. The concrete is then placed into the mold, leaving no space between the ground and the structure. This type of construction is often seen in warmer climates like Florida.
The advantages of this slab technique are that it is cheap and sturdy, and is considered less vulnerable to termite infestation because there are no hollow spaces or wood channels leading from the ground to the structure (assuming wood siding, etc., is not carried all the way to the ground on the outer walls).
By using an insulated slab and foundation form from Core Construction Products the building is effectively stabilized, both mechanically and thermally – plus the structure is elevated from damp soil conditions. Remodeling or extending such a structure is as easy as compacting the ground after laying of services and the placing of a new section of preformed ICF slab and foundation mold. The slab is effectively decoupled from ground temperatures by insulation, with the concrete poured directly over insulation of polystyrene foam panels pre-cut to minimize concrete usage (saving money) whilst maximizing strength in all the right areas. Heating provisions can also be made at the same time, such as air circulated radiant heating & cooling, (a relatively inexpensive addition), with the associated advantages of being maintenance and leak free in the future – (compared to hydronic radiant heating).
Geo-Passive is The only North American Passive House Foundation Package
The GEO-Passive Slab offers everything required for passive home or Green Building needs:
The GEO-Passive slab is a pre-engineered structural on-grade insulated slab form that can be used under most residences and buildings under 3-stories in height. The behaviour of the slab also allows for the installation of building on poor soils where conventional foundation systems are not adequate.
The slab can even be fitted with an air-heated floor option to provide maximum comfort and reduced energy costs – Think to ask for a Free Quote or More details Here.
The continuous edge form eliminates thermal bridging and provides maximum air-tightness for the building envelope between the foundation and wall. There are no discontinuities between the foundation and wall which:
- Increases thermal comfort
- Reduces energy loss by eliminating Thermal Bridge and Air Exchange, and
- Increases overall building integrity and health.
A Clean and Effective Conventional Basement Buried Slab Package for Florida
The GEO-Basement Slab offers everything required for a simple solid and cost effective foundation for a Green Home Build in Florida:
The GEO-Basement slab is a pre-engineered structural slab that can be used under most residences and buildings under 4 stories in height. The characteristics of the slab also allows for the installation of building on poor soils where conventional foundation systems are not adequate or cost prohibitive.
The slab can be constructed with an air-heated & cooled floor option to provide maximum comfort and reduced energy costs. The continuous edge element stay-in-place formwork eliminates thermal bridging and provides maximum air-tightness for your building envelope between the foundation and wall. The slab eliminates multi-step foundation construction by providing the forming, footing, insulation and slab all in one convenient package. Think to ask for a Free Quote or More details Here.
Are you looking to build a concrete footing and floor for a shed or garage? Is the building less than 592 sqft?
When looking to build a footing and floor for a detached garage or shed, typical foundation depths in your area are not required if:
- The building is not of masonry or masonry veneer construction
- The building is not more than 1 storey in height
- The building is not more than 592 sqft
The GEO-Pad System by Legalett provides all the necessary materials to build a foundation for detached garages and sheds. It provides time and cost savings by eliminating digging and providing an easy level surface to construct the foundation on.
The Natural Way of Heating up a House or reducing summer cooling costs in Florida - It just makes sense! Insulating Foundations and concrete slabs means stable floor temperatures with No Moisture or Mildew.
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