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I am interested in using Frost protected shallow foundation

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I am interested in using Frost protected shallow foundation principles in pouring a monolithic slab foundation for a cottage I am building up north, I also want to heat the cottage by radiant slab heat.
These concepts would seem to work well together, but I can not find any detail that incorporates the two. Please help.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am not seeing your response. How can I access it?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
There is nothing unique about a frost protected shallow foundation that would impact how the radiant heating is incorporated into the slab
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Heated spaces and unheated spaces are treated differently in the designs that I have seen. Would the fact that I would be insulating the slab, mean that I would use the design of an "unheated structure"?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 10 months ago.
No, this would be a heated structure.

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