Removing radon gas from existing basements and crawlspaces can be very effective, here are different options for different situations.

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

Crawlspaces are very rare as part of a new home construction. There is a reason for that - they serve very little purpose. If you've got one here's how to fix it.

How to insulate crawlspaces

What to consider when choosing between a fixed-angle solar mount or one that tracks the sun all day.

Choosing a solar tracker or fixed solar mount

Cleaning your heat recovery ventilation equipment will extend the lifespan and prevent imbalances in air pressure.

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

DIY tiny houses move to the next level as an architecture student introduces digital design and fabrication into the mix.

The best tiny house we've seen so far

Whether you are renovating or building a new home, our categorized guide pages can help you through the process. We have something for all projects, from location and design to finishing and landscaping.

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Crawlspace radon barrier
Removing radon gas from existing basements and crawlspaces can be very effective, here are different options for different situations...
insulating crawlspaces
Crawlspaces are very rare as part of a new home construction. There is a reason for that - they serve very little purpose. If you've got one here's how to fix it. ..
Dual axis solar tracker
What to consider when choosing between a fixed-angle solar mount or one that tracks the sun all day...
Cleaning HRV intakes
Cleaning your heat recovery ventilation equipment will extend the lifespan and prevent imbalances in air pressure...
DIY tiny houses move to the next level as an architecture student introduces digital design and fabrication into the mix. ..
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