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Ground Slab Construction - Basement Floor


A concrete floor is recommended for best heat retention and heat transfer. Many attractive colors and pattern are available.


This type of installation is best suited for slab buildings such as ranch homes, condominiums, nursing homes, factories and shopping centers. Other structures with high ceilings such as churches, auditoriums and aircraft hangers are also ideally suited.


The recommended installation procedure:

  • Place sand on top of soil

  • Install perimeter insulation on top of sand

  • Place flat wire mesh

  • Layout tubing according to design

  • Tie tubing to wire mesh with tubing ties

  • Terminate tubing in PVC Elbows where ever tubing exits the concrete

  • Pouring 4" of concrete over mesh and tubing is recommended
    (observe structural and code requirement for slab thickness)

  • Lift wire mesh to the center of the concrete pour

Any floor covering can be used as desired, however, the best performance can be achieved with concrete tile, vinyl, and carpet respectively.



Last Modified: 10/22/2008


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