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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

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 42 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

Are your prefab kit homes available in Central Florida?

How about hurricane, flooding and heat resistant kit homes? You can see our prefab modular kit houses available across Canada and the US here There has been ...

Posted by Johali Mathews Sept. 6, 2021, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...board) it is recommended to use a damp cloth and baking soda or some unscented detergent. Rub the surface with the detergent solution, rinse with a clean damp c...

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

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?


Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses