Build Code / Discussions

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...building code) and it is all using the same duct system and the floor just heats independently. I think the starting place for you may actually be to check out ...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

...Building Code regulations may also apply, that will determine how big septic bed you need, and whether you can feed it from adjacent cottages. And conceptuall...

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...building industry in colder climates does it anyway so you're in good company it isn't a catastrophic mistake (as some other things in building code are) , but ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 6 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...building inspector regardless to ensure you meet any regional qualifications to build. 4 inches of EPS rigid insulation can meet code requirements as a vapour...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...building code, they often won’t allow you to build without a vapour barrier even though it’s the worst thing you can do. So a smart membrane ‘looks’ like the po...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses