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Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...board 80 1.25” to remove few studs and slide behind the framing and fix to CMU wall with concrete nails. Comfortbat in studs tight against comforboard Airga...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

...board. The big hurdle here is finding a non-toxic wood finish, which is why I asked just how sensitive you are because zero VOC clear finishes are hard to fin...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...board insulation to the interior as well, but that will eat up a bit of space so that’s really up to you. If I’m misunderstanding the existing structure please ...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...board that is about R1.7 per inch. When building on perfect soil conditions Legalett will sometimes be a more expensive option than hand-made slabs with...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...board insulation for a flat roof, and there are several to choose from. Probably one of the more common types of insulation used for flat roofs is rigid polyiso...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Are these prefab kit homes available outside Eastern Canada and US?

...board with us in the near future to increase our supply, including Colorado. The best way to stay in the loop for when we have models ready to be delivered is...

Posted by Phil Pooler June 6, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

Standard exterior plywood sheathing (on top of ext stud wall, underneath finish ext siding) has formaldyde, glues all of which are toxic. What can I use that w...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 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

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 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

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 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 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

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