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How much space is needed to build a single level 3 room 750 sq foot home?

...avoid costly surprises in the process of your build. But in terms of having a prefab hit home delivered, the actual footprint needed is no greater than a site b...

Posted by Gillian Batcher Sept. 18, 2021, 10:56 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...avoid And before you start work, best to check if you have a radon gas problem, read more here - How to remove radon gas from basements and crawl spaces Sol...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...avoiding (or at least greatly reducing) the cost of excavation. It can also give you an advantage in flood prone areas by being off the ground. They may also al...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...avoid moisture damage, but given that you are in a particularly humid climate you may want to lean towards something like Rockwool insulation (aka Mineral Wool)...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...Avoid over-wetting the drywall during cleaning. Before and after, vacuum on and around the surface with an appliance equipped with a high efficiency filter (HEP...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...avoid having to remove and replace the trim inside and out, as well as the entire frame. People often get talked into replacing old windows unnecessarily, eve...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...avoid it – Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements We can help you choose the best way forward from this point, but we will need ...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...avoid freezing in the winter, and you wouldn’t want to swim in that. I would recommend you check in on the Viessmann company page (or others) to check how their...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Does strapping’s nailing jeopardize membrane integrity?

...avoid moisture build up. Thanks Mike, To clarify, in my case Intello is only on the walls, and the foil-lined Enermax only on the cathedral ceiling. The Ene...

Posted by GUY DUPONT Nov. 26, 2021, 11:12 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses