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What do I use in a dropped basement ceiling for soundproofing?

...do I contract to do the work. I called several people concerning this. There are a few ways to soundproof between floors and division walls in a home. Here is a...

Posted by Melissa Pickett Oct. 10, 2020, 12:19 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

how do I find pricing on hemp insulation?

...do so.

Posted by Goober Pyle March 16, 2021, 1:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...down and do it over. If flooding gets behind the wall once, maybe I could leave it. But twice or three times, I'd have to tear it down. Do you just leave the ...

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

Do I need a vapour barrier in Ontario?

I'm doing some remodelling on a cottage in Ontario. Some walls are being stripped to the studs and getting insulated with Roxul R14, some walls are not. I plan...

Posted by Gordon Harold April 22, 2021, 9:28 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

to vent or not to vent a cathedral ceiling. I'm leaning towards not venting my cathedral ceiling and using closed-cell spray foam insulation. My walls are do...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you stop high condensation in a house?

...do you just keep windows open for natural ventilation? If you have a dehumidifier you likely are keeping it sealed and treating the air, I just want to be sure ...

Posted by Milly Bassier Sept. 27, 2021, 8:56 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...down there or upstairs in the conditioned space? First have a look here on the best ways to mitigate radon gas in homes – How to remove radon gas from basemen...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How do you install windows with SIP exterior insulation?

...do u deal with window set back?

Posted by tony wolff March 8, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Walls and Roofs 0 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...do with that air. I may be missing something in your question and please feel free to elaborate if the following doesn’t properly address your question, but it’...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Do you recommend ERV or HRV system in mild climates or can do away with them?

Hi, I'm doing a major remodel on my home in San Bruno, zip code 94066. My architect didn't specify an ERV system on the plans, citing it's not required to meet...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:12 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...do so, you simply have to remove the insulation plugs and have a new chimney stack inserted inside the brick fireplace. This of course would need to be done by ...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Do you need an HRV or ERV in a 68 year old home?

...Do I need an HRV or ERV ? Do you think this house would have sufficient fresh air ?

Posted by Gary Szymkowski Nov. 1, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

How do you get started planning a house build?

...do. ie: how/where to buy land, how to get professionals involved. I don't even know what I need. But I do know my mental health and how covid has made so many t...

Posted by Ziabis Oh Aug. 13, 2021, 10:39 p.m. Planning and Design 0 Responses

Is it possible to do a mono pour if you have a covered porch?

...do you manage to get the covered porch concrete poured at the same time? How does it work for the insulation? The section where the thickened edge of the slab m...

Posted by Frank Gascon Aug. 10, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Are there combination heat pumps that do water, heat, clothes dryer and HVAC?

...don’t have anything on heat pump clothes dryers, but what we do know is that they certainly do take their time to accomplish their task. And we really couldn’t ...

Posted by tony wolff Nov. 1, 2021, 11:44 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 2 Responses

How do know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater

...doubt a hissing sound. But generally the gas is burned off, however it will leave a odor behind. I wish we could help more.

Posted by Margherita Sewell Jan. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...do we do? What's the best way to finish a basement and prevent it all going moldy and rotten again but comply with code? Unfortunately, your situation is pretty...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you lower winter indoor humidity in a home in Guelph, ON?

...doors installed. When it hits -10 or colder the doors get ice buildupon the outer edges aand can freeze shut. Why? and what more can we do to lower humidity? Th...

Posted by Gary Luck May 26, 2021, 3:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses