Our home was recently tested for radon and is at 33 Bq/m3, which I understand is relatively low and does not require any remediation. Does that necessarily mean that, by extension, our well water is low in radon as well? We haven't yet tested it, and don't know if we need to. I do know that a high air reading can be the result of high level of radon in well water. Thanks for your input.
Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?
Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses
How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?
Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses
How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?
Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses
Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?
Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses
What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?
Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses
I have many issues with my house where should I start?
Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses
Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?
Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses
My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?
Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?
Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?
Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses
Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?
Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses
Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?
Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses
Can hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?
Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses
What would you say is the most comfortable heating system for a home?
Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses
Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?
Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses
What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?
Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses
What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?
Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses
What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?
Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?
Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses