Building in humid climate / Discussions

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...ing a quality builder, nor does every builder take durability into consideration when designing. You do live in a more humid climate so building a house without...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...humid climates. With no rainscreen, freeze-thaw can kill an unprotected wall in a season. How does it handle moisture? What about thermal bridging from the stee...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...Climate Zone 3A in the South Eastern US is a predominantly hot and humid climate with a certain amount heating days, so you’re obviously doing more cooling than...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...inishing returns there comes a point where you’re just not getting any value from that last few inches (or in this case maybe even ‘feet’) of insulation. And wa...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...inst doing it in a humid climate . So we're not the ones to check in on about pricing since we aren't advocates of it as a technique to cool a home. Introducing...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...ing easy on the air conditioning on the hotter and more humid days if you do install an interior vapour barrier, and some building inspectors may insist on it. ...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...building in, or simply what area please? I'd be building in the UK, so Im guessing it would count as 'mixed-humid.' I really mean 'almost never,' even in midwin...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...inage matt or membrane on the exterior of foundation walls. Building a basement properly in Southern California is a lot easier than in cold and humid climates,...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...in the USA building a Net Zero home that will be Earth Advantage Platinum & Beyond. I'm intending on using Dense Packed Cellulose in the home and just applied i...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses