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Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

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Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...eco-friendly, healthier and more durable. You can buy a prefab slab kit, or you can have one designed by an engineer and build it yourself (with your army of he...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

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

We live in an old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ag...

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

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...eco-friendly blowing agents ) as that will insulate it, act a a vapour barrier and prevent air leaks. You could then cover the spray foam with your existing ply...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

I'm evaluating several wall construction methods like ICF, Double stud wall, and pre-built wall assemblies. What can you tell me about your experience with pre...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

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Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

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

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

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

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Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

We have a cabin in the Bershires of Massachusetts ceilings and floor have been insulated, dense pack celluose in ceilings 4 in Amivic graphite EPS under floors...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

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Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 15 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

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Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

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Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses