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

...best to remove it if you still can since the concrete will continue to absorb moisture and in turn the wood will continue to absorb moisture as well and begin t...

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

What would be the best alternative to chemical treatment for outdoor pools?

We are looking for ecological options instead of chemicals for a pool, what are your recommendations? Our favorite alternative to chlorinated backyard pools is...

Posted by Ladka Heidari April 19, 2020, 6:24 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...best HRV or ERV is, first I would point you to this page we already have – Choosing between an HRV and ERV That should probably answer your questions, and y...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best non toxic insulation for a house?

...best insulation for a home? There are now new blowing agents for spray foam that are climate friendly and said to be much less toxic, but since you say you ar...

Posted by Jude Smith Sept. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...Best practices for basement construction Sewage backup valve Storm water management

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to install slab on grade insulation?

I am planning on building a small house 35 x30 that will sit on a slab on grade. I'm planning on installing some kind of wood floor so my question is. Would it...

Posted by paul fowler Aug. 26, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...best practices for basement renovations? Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes As for vapor barriers on basement walls, as you would r...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

I contacted several concrete polishers and they each told me something different. Some say use epoxy, some say don’t, I've even had some people suggest wax or ...

Posted by Steven P. Aug. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...best for different applications EPS or Rockwool are typically our preferred products for basements due to their resiliency when exposed to moisture, where Pol...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

I live in NM where the temperature gets below freezing in winter and around 100 degrees in summer. In my small mechanical room I have a propane boiler and an i...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

What is the best heating system for new home build?

...Best for Zero Energy Homes As for the slab on grade with frost wall – an alternative to explore is a raft slab frost protected shallow foundation with air hea...

Posted by Maureen Thompson Oct. 28, 2021, 11:33 p.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Doing an addition, what type of roof is the best to use?

...best roof material to use? Here is our page on choosing the best roofing materials , have a look there and you may find all the answers you need. Once you kno...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

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

...best insulation really depends on individual circumstances, learn more here - What is the best insulation for a home? And we’re always happy to discuss eco ...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 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 exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

Building a 24 X 50 Post and Beam barn. Thinking of applying 2 layers of 4 " (8" total) of rigid insulaton, offset seams on top of 1 X 8 sheathing. Seams of top...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

I have a crawlspace with 4' concrete walls and a cement floor, insulation between the floor joists and has 3 - vents to the outside. I am thinking of 1" foam b...

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

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

...best to keep the humidity to below 50% RH. Let us know what else you have down there, because if you insulate between the joists then it's likely (or ‘inevitabl...

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

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...best option - take a look at this page - how to insulate a home from the outside .

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses