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What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...best way to insulate a wall you need to assemble it in a way that not only meets building code, but that is the right way to build in your specific climate zone...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...way until Joist levels. ( Not insulated) can touch concrete. And no Vapor barrier. The basement is also dry and not humid. The joists are fully embedded insid...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...best rigid foam insulation . The most important thing to remember is that basement walls can’t dry to the outside the way above grade walls can, so you need to ...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...ways wrapped and flashed windows to protect from water intrusion. Yet I see roofers doing it wrong, painters attempting it and the issues always effected stucco...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...way, but if it is better to go with EPS then bats. Thanks for your help! Bryan If you’ve read our basement articles then you know we think EPS and Rockwool ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...best bet is to have a very good thermal envelope to reduce the heat load and, if possible, orient the house for passive solar heating . Both of those design pri...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...way you can apply your renovation budget to the most pressing issues. If you are talking about solar panels as well in this upgrade that tells me you are planni...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...way to insulate my crawl space regarding vapour barrier and what to do around vents and plumping pipes when installing. There are a couple of ways to insulate t...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...best when insulating the cripple wall and rim joists? Of the methods you list, myself I would go with the rigid EPS and see if you can make it continuous with t...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

...best to install a vapour open exterior insulation so you don’t trap moisture inside the walls, which is why we most often recommend installing some sort of Mine...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

...ways you could go about it. I think what you may be referring to in our video is the interior mound of compacted fill we built to allow for a grade beam / thi...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...way any smell. Can you help me. I live on Vancouver Island Unfinished crawlspaces really are a source of moisture and mold , that’s why its so important to keep...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...best way to insulate basements . Let us know if that helps or if you have any follow up questions for clarification.

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...way that makes sense or do I need to start over? I was thinking of acid staining the floor and then applying a sealant, but I now see that this product is not L...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...way to remove humidity from a basement is without a doubt, a continuously operating dehumidifier . Select one that is sized to manage the amount of space you ha...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to stop thermal bridging between my ICF walls and my footing?

...best way to build a basement that we would suggest is to build a fully insulated raft slab first, then build ICF walls on top . See the Geo-Slab frost protected...

Posted by Walter van den Broek Sept. 18, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...way) Would it be enough to get a Mr.Slim type system which is good to -25 and supplement with the fireplace if needed? Is it better to keep my one mini-split ...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...best performance from your windows and to reduce thermal bridging through the rough opening, they are best set inside a bit. You can see a thermal image of heat...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses