Approximately 80% of the heat lost through a concrete slab on ground occurs through the edge. Insulating the edge of the slab is likely to be required where a floor is heated with embedded reticulated hot water or electric cabling and is recommended for any on-ground concrete floor slab.
This bulletin outlines the current options and the design challenges when providing edge insulation to concrete slabs.
The bulletin covers:
Publication date: October 2014 Keywords: concrete, floor, foundations, insulation