Slabs make sense. Slab-on-grade foundations use less concrete than frost wall foundations, cost less, involve less digging, and avoid the thankless task of keeping water out of a New England basement.
In high-performance, low-environmental impact buildings, the case becomes even stronger. Slabs–also called frost-protected shallow foundations–minimize site disturbance, simplify drainage, add thermal mass to the living space, and are a perfect match for passive solar and in-floor radiant heat.
But forming and pouring a slab, surrounding it with insulation, and then protecting that insulation from exposure and impact has always been a cumbersome, unsatisfying process. So we at G-O Logic developed and patented our own cost-effective slab foundation system, using superinsulating modular forms that stay in place after the pour.
The result is a foundation that installs quickly, supports virtually any residential-scale framed structure, meets the stringent Passive House energy efficiency standard, and saves enough in labor alone to beat the cost of a conventional slab.
So now the best foundation is also the least expensive and simplest to build. It’s the smart way to get your next project up out of the ground.
GO Logic’s patented foundation system: