30 May '16, 11am

Blue Heron EcoHaus: Placing the Concrete Floors

Blue Heron EcoHaus: Placing the Concrete Floors

The under-slab insulation was then cut and laid. We elected to use 7 1/2 inches of insulation, which is likely overkill but it does bring the floor insulation to R-30. (Our last house had no insulation in the basement at all.) First, there's a 5-inch thick layer of Nudura EPS Expanded polystyrene. Type of rigid foam insulation that, unlike extruded polystyrene (XPS), does not contain ozone-depleting HCFCs. EPS frequently has a high recycled content. Its vapor permeability is higher and its R-value lower than XPS insulation. EPS insulation is classified by type: Type I is lowest in density and strength and Type X is highest. , then a 2 1/2-inch thick layer of Hydrofoam , also made by Nudura. This EPS insulation was pretty cool. Having a honeycomb pattern as the top layer allowed for incredibly easy installation of the PEX Cross-linked polyethylene. Specialized type of polye...

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