Dust / Discussions

Is there a safe MDF? formaldehyde & anti-fungicide free, etc? Or a green sealant?

...dust and all the labor involved. There is one non-toxic MDF alternative we know of, though we are not in a position to say what level of production they are in ...

Posted by Elize St Charles May 23, 2020, 10:52 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...dust. First, I would say that if you have an excessive dust problem that perhaps you need to have your ducts cleaned, or perhaps you need to replace air filters...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...dust and smoke. We use a wood stove for winter heat. Just the small amount of smoke from opening the stove door causes throat irritation. The stove itself does ...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...dust in places and still intact in others. I would very much welcome your advice.

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Where does a vapour barrier go when building a shed in southern Ontario?

...dust, a highly combustable substance, has forced an electric heating system, so insulation and air exchange is the primary concern in this project. Keeping in...

Posted by Charley Nelson Nov. 5, 2020, 10:09 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...dust to the air and surfaces of your home. After removing the insulation and before reinstalling new insulation, be sure to do a thorough cleaning. When all t...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...dust and is fire proof. Here is our page on Choosing Insulation which will give you many options, and here you can check out Rockwool Insulation and this page...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What type of insulation should I use ?

...dust, it is a healthy material to have in your home, being stone it doesn’t burn, it handles moisture very well and it has a good R value. you can get it in rig...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best non toxic insulation for a house?

...dust so it is natural and non-toxic, it is also very durable because it is not harmed by moisture.

Posted by Jude Smith Sept. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

I find the air in my apartment stale and I don't much like the smell. I don't think it's cooking smells and I don't smoke, I just think its the whole building ...

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...dust and moisture from homes Choosing safe paints and finishes Choosing eco-friendly sustainable counter tops Healthy home cleaning products

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...dust drywall compound and zero VOC paint , and if you want a pre-finished formaldehyde-free wall panel you could try Columbia here . What was the brand name of ...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Is sealing basement concrete floor against radon a good idea?

...dust to your house through normal wear so if you're planning to use it then I would seal it. . Here is a page on our favourite concrete sealing method - How t...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Sept. 18, 2020, 3:11 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

What is the best method of building a slab on grade?

...dust). At the time we encouraged Roxul (Rockwool) to pursue the sub-slab market, we like it since it is a recyled material, it performs really well, and they ha...

Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...dust), as it lets moisture pass through freely and isn’t harmed by it or even bulk water. EPS foam would be my second choice, thicker is better for a number of ...

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

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...dust. Do not apply a vapour barrier on the inside. The headers above the sill plate I use 4" of rigid and I make these about an inch smaller in both directions ...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...dust particles around as with forced air. Here is our page on designing a home for thermal comfort , you can read a lot more there. 2 I can’t speak to the rea...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses