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Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

...board, how soon are you building? There has been a lot of demand and our manufacturers are booked up until at least next summer. The best way to know when they ...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?

...board, I still have multiple iron spikes embedded in the concrete. Do I need those? May I cut them flush? Also before foam board, should I paint some waterpro...

Posted by Iain B Feb. 8, 2021, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 7 Responses

Can you use insulated plasterboard on a tiny house that moves?

I was wondering if the movement of the tiny home might crack the plasterboard when driving on the road Your assumption is correct, Tiny Houses present greater ...

Posted by Nadine Dermody April 23, 2021, 12:40 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Can foam boards cause a chemical reaction?

Recently I was old SM foam may have a chemical reaction to other plastic products when used to insulate underground. Have you heard anything about that? Rigid ...

Posted by Joel Clipsham Sept. 30, 2021, 7:17 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...board insulation in Douglas BC would not be overkill. Further to that, if you build your wall well then you shouldn’t be experiencing a regular water fall in ...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...board above grade and a solution for where the existing siding and added insulation board meet; for example. faux stone, brick or stucco. Make sure this solutio...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...board, hemp batt insulation or dense packed cellulose which we recently used when building our recent demo house on a Legalett slab. Prefab hit houses may be so...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Is insulating an existing home from the outside a good solution?

...board with insulating from the exterior, so first check here on our page all about exterior insulation methods – How to insulate exterior walls from the outsi...

Posted by Cate Prichard June 26, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to do exterior foundation styrofoam finishing?

...board over top, though you can come to the issue of how to attach the cement board. We installed cement board over rigid rockwool insulation on the exterior of ...

Posted by Castor River Farm Jan. 31, 2021, 12:56 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...board, its about whether or not better insulated homes are worth the money . And to address the rest of your questions, I think that's an awesome list so I’m ...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...board in a continuous air barrier as you mentioned was an option in one of your posts. If I do this, how do I nail the interior walls to the exterior walls? Is ...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...board to help ease some labour costs when and where possible ) . We’ll have to do more research to see if a composting toilet is more likely to Save money (by n...

Posted by Jennifer Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...board or parging, so we don't try too hard to push people in that direction even though it makes for a better build.

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...board trim, and in the even of minor flooding you would only need to replace the trim and not have the hassle of dealing with the walls themselves. This can be ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...board to furring strips - is there an adhesive that would be strong enough for a furring strip to foam connection? Some sort of PL product that would eliminate ...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...board rot and removed the baseboard to discover the walls baseplate is basically completely rotted away. I plan to repair it, leave the vapor barrier off. Is ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 34 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...boards? About stripping the boards, sorry, no. I was more asking than advising. If you have a framed wall with 1x8s and its all solid and square, meets code a...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...board on the wall to create covered outdoor living space?

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses