ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 / 3.1 Slab Edge ...

slabs on grade in CZ 4 and higher, of the slab edge must be insulated to ≥ R-5 at the depth specified by the 2009 IECC and aligned with the thermal boundary of the walls. Consistent with the 2009 IECC, slab edge insulation is only required for slab-on-grade floors with a floor surface less than 12 inches below grade.

Slab Happy – Concrete Engineering | Building Science

Photograph 2: Perimeter Slab Edge Insulation and Perimeter Slab Insulation—Two inches of rigid insulation is about the maximum practical thickness possible. Notice that the sheet polyethylene "vapor barrier" is located on the top of the rigid insulation between the rigid insulation and the bottom surface of the concrete – in direct ...

EXPOL-X Concrete Floor Insulation Edging - Expol

When used with concrete slab insulation, EXPOL-X concrete edge insulation creates a total envelope of thermal protection. EXPOL-X can be retrofitted or incorporated into the planning detail of the wall cladding and concrete slab foundation. Choose EXPOL-X to reduce the consumption of energy used for cooling and heating buildings.

Insulating a slab on grade foundation - Fine Homebuilding

If your slab is heated, it's a good idea to increase the R-value of the vertical and the horizontal insulation to at least R-20. Monolithic slabs. Monolithic, or thickened-edge, slabs can only be insulated on the exterior. In climate zones 4 and 5, building codes require a minimum of R-10 vertical insulation that extends down 2 ft.

Slab insulation - do I understand the code requirements ...

Jun 18, 2016 · Question about slab insulation. The current slab has zero insulation on each side. That was no issue until now because it always an unheated garage. The slab is just that, a slab. No footing, no drainage. Living in zone 5A and using the table Martin gave me in another thread I conclude I need: - R-10 on the edge. --> 2.38" EPS or XPS* - R-30 on top of the floor indoor.

Avoiding unseen heat loss The importance of slab-edge ...

Avoiding unseen heat loss The importance of slab-edge insulation. Insulating under slabs has become commonplace, but slab-edge insulation can be just as important. But how do you do it and still provide good termite . protection? Dick Clarke explains the physics and a simple design solution. IT'S. not so long ago that Australian

Insulation for New Zealand | Supplied & Installed

Slab Edge Insulation. ecoslab is a system for slab edge insulation that assists in minimising heat loss, improved comfort, and also assists in attaining Homestar™ points.. What is it? ecoslab is a system to deliver a protected slab edge continuous insulation in one process.It includes the core insulation (Climafoam XPS) together with sealant and protective durable outer render to withstand ...

Slab Edge Insulation

Improvements in Slab Edge Insulation. When I saw Henry again at the recent BuildNZ expo here in Auckland, he filled me in on a couple of exciting innovations they've been working on including an XPS option and a rigid board protective edge for their full slab insulation solution.

Firestop for curtain wall and edge of slab - Hilti USA

Curtain Wall and Edge of Slab Fire barrier systems for single spandrel, zero spandrel, and steel back pan configurations. Hilti's vast library of firestop solutions ranging from traditional spandrel designs, vision glass or EIFS are unrivaled in the industry.

The Dirt on Below-Grade Insulation – Insulfoam

Aug 14, 2014 · Originally posted online at Construction Superintendent Understanding rigid foam insulation for foundation and under-slab applications Up to one-quarter of a building's energy loss is due to lack of insulation in below-grade areas, including the foundation and under slabs.

REVISED INSULATION DETAIL FOR THE EDGE OF CONCRETE .

REVISED INSULATION DETAIL FOR THE EDGE OF CONCRETE SLAB ON GROUND 200 mm min. DPM see note below AS A RESULT OF STUDIES of the performance of concrete slabs after the Christchurch earthquakes, BRANZ has revised a slab-edge insulation detail. The detail published in Build 134 pages 24–27 and Build 100 pages 32–33 with

Slab Edge Insulation: Why it Matters | ProTradeCraft

Jun 15, 2016 · Slab edge insulation keeps heat in or out of a house, depending on the climate and the season. A slab can be insulated with rigid foam, mineral wool, or other rigid insulation rated for below grade use. The above-grade insulation needs to be protected from UV radiation and impact damage. Physics 101: Heat flows from warm to cold

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Concrete Slab Edge Insulation Update

Aug 26, 2014 · Updated: See my updated list at the end of this article for currently available products for slab edge, perimeter insulation.. BRANZ recently released their fifth edition of the House Insulation Guide.Changes in this edition include 'waffle pod' concrete slab systems, and a concrete slab edge insulation update.

Thermal Insulation for Concrete Slab Floors - Celotex

If the insulation is going below the slab, the damp proof membrane (DPM) is laid next, followed by the insulation, a polythene separating layer, and the concrete slab. Depending on the use of the building, the slab can then be finished ready for use, or receive a screed suitable for a floor finish.

slab-edge-insulation - Hansen Buildings

Nov 10, 2016 · slab-edge-insulation Published November 10, 2016 at 640 × 480 in Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment. Name * Email * Website. Subscribe me to your mailing list.

RibRaft® HotEdge® | Slab Edge Insulation | Floor Insulation

RibRaft® HotEdge® 3000mm L x 25mm D. Firth is proud to introduce the latest innovation in slab edge insulation: RibRaft® HotEdge®. RibRaft® HotEdge® system is a fully integrated thermal edging that assists in attaining Homestar™ points.

Underslab Floor Insulation | ROCKWOOL

ROCKWOOL rigid stone wool boards used as a continuous layer of insulation under a concrete slab can provide the thermal efficiency and mechanical properties required as an alternative to rigid foam. ... as well as between the slab edge and the foundation wall, to act as a thermal break. Underslab Floor Insulation Products Wood Stud, Exterior ...

EXPOL-X Concrete Floor Insulation Edging - Expol

When used with concrete slab insulation, EXPOL-X concrete edge insulation creates a total envelope of thermal protection. EXPOL-X can be retrofitted or incorporated into the planning detail of the wall cladding and concrete slab foundation. Choose EXPOL-X to reduce the consumption of energy used for cooling and heating buildings.

Insulating concrete slab edge - Our Green Home Building ...

Slab edge insulation could be the missing link in home insulation. With insulation in the walls, ceiling and under the slab, should we insulate the sides of the slab as well? Recommendations for slab edge insulation. Adding this extra insulation may not be standard practice, but it does happen.

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, Version 3 / 3.1 Slab Edge ...

slabs on grade in CZ 4 and higher, of the slab edge must be insulated to ≥ R-5 at the depth specified by the 2009 IECC and aligned with the thermal boundary of the walls. Consistent with the 2009 IECC, slab edge insulation is only required for slab-on-grade floors with a floor surface less than 12 inches below grade.

Slab insulation - do I understand the code requirements ...

Jun 17, 2016 · Question about slab insulation. The current slab has zero insulation on each side. That was no issue until now because it always an unheated garage. The slab is just that, a slab. No footing, no drainage. Living in zone 5A and using the table Martin gave me in another thread I conclude I need: - R-10 on the edge. --> 2.38" EPS or XPS* - R-30 on top of the floor indoor.

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Slab Edge Insulation

Improvements in Slab Edge Insulation. When I saw Henry again at the recent BuildNZ expo here in Auckland, he filled me in on a couple of exciting innovations they've been working on including an XPS option and a rigid board protective edge for their full slab insulation solution.

How and Why to Insulate the Edge of a Concrete Floor Slab ...

Feb 22, 2013 · Why is it so important to insulate the edge of a concrete floor slab, and how do you do it? In this video I explain why so much heat can be lost through the sides of a concrete floor and I ...

Concrete edge and under-SLAB INSULATION - House Energy

Concrete edge and under-SLAB INSULATION . Uninsulated slabs are a cause of energy loss and uncomfortable floors in cold and mixed climates. Concrete slab insulation is important for energy savings and home comfort. Heat transfer through the slab, in the winter and the summer

Leaving a Slab Edge Un-insulated is like Leaving a Window ...

May 04, 2010 · The foundation of a home whether a basement, crawl space or slab on grade needs to be insulated as well. The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requires slab edge insulation and 36 states have adopted this IECC standard. The IECC code requires R-10 at the slab edge.

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Options for floor insulation.nz

A thermal break to the perimeter of the floor slab, between the slab edge and the foundation, greatly increases R-value. In older details a timber strip was used, but BRANZ Bulletin 576 Edge insulation of concrete floor slabs shows a new detail that incorporates a 10 mm thick strip of XPS with an R-value of R0.25. The reason for the change is ...

Slab Edge Insulation | Building Science Corporation

May 19, 2009 · In order for the slab to be independent of the foundation wall, a bond break is needed between the slab, which is supported on grade, and the foundation wall that supports the exterior wall structure and its loads. Insulation at the vertical slab edge and under the slab .

Concrete edge and under-SLAB INSULATION - House Energy

Concrete edge and under-SLAB INSULATION . Uninsulated slabs are a cause of energy loss and uncomfortable floors in cold and mixed climates. Concrete slab insulation is important for energy savings and home comfort. Heat transfer through the slab, in the winter and the summer

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Fire Containment Insulation Safing - Thermafiber

• Perimeter Installation: SafingTM insulation should be compression fitted between the slab edge and the FireSpan curtain wall insulation, leaving no voids. • Penetration Application: Safing insulation should be cut slightly larger than the opening and compression fitted into the opening, leaving no voids.

Slab edge insulation - Envirotecture

Envirotecture have developed a unique slab edge insulation detail that also complies with requirements for termite protection. It has been published in the wonderful Renew magazine. Insulating under slabs has become commonplace, but slab-edge insulation can be just as important. But how do you do it and still provide good termite protection?