Foundation insulation detail for radiant slab on grade
I am having trouble detailing the rigid insulation for our slab on grade 36’x62′ steel framed home. It requires large 3’x3’x3′ piers 12’oc with a 1′ wall between the piers. The foundation will be poured directly in the trench with the 3″ EPS held to the perimeter form boards. I will place 3″ EPS under the slab as well but don’t know what to do to create a thermal break between the slab and piers. I think the piers will act as huge heat sinks and cause me some problems getting my slab up to temp.
The porch slab/foundation to main foundation attachment/thermal break is causing me some trouble as well. I would like to use the houses’ foundation wall to support one side of the porch slab but I don’t think the EPS will be suitable to bear the slab at the connection the way I have drawn it.
If you have any ideas for these solution I would greatly appreciate some advise!
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