Existing / Discussions

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...existing slab (underneath) seems implausible if not impossible. However, the good news is this is not the location for wide temperature swings. And existing the...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Can I incorporate grey water recycling into my existing home?

I own a home built in 1964 in Northern California and I am very interested in recycling my family's water. Is this possible with a remolding project or is this...

Posted by Milo Moreno April 24, 2021, 11:39 p.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

We bought an older home with an existing basement. We would like to take down the top of the house and rebuild on the basement. What do I need to do to make su...

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Is insulating an existing home from the outside a good solution?

We bought a home that had been recently remodelled - everything about the interior is to our liking. However, we firmly believe the insulation is inadequate. W...

Posted by Cate Prichard June 26, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

Old house; basement is only 21% of total under house footage. 79% is crawl space. Basement Never painted. Walls go up 4 ft to a 2ft wide ledge and then the old...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Does Hydroloop filter grey water to the extent it can be aerated?

...existing grey water system.

Posted by Lindsey Hanley April 13, 2021, 9:14 a.m. Greywater Recycling 0 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...existing duct work? Do you mean you have hot water radiant heating in your floor and you are asking if you should install an HRV or ERV ventilation system ? I...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

...existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

We have an existing bedroom (25'x10') that sits above a garage. It was built with one forced air duct blowing warm air under the room but parts are very cold i...

Posted by Steve Dulmage April 30, 2020, 9:18 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Can I purchase a prefab Eco Home kit house for land in Ottawa or Edmonton?

...existing house, what can be done? Etc... Many of our prefab kit houses are LEED ready, meaning the house would pass inspection, so if you meet all the LEED prer...

Posted by Ismael Rumzan March 29, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

...existing trailer frame -Southern Ontario, Canada climate -Roxul between all the steel frame and build SIP on top of whole assembly? Anyl help greatly appr...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...existing fiberglass batt insulation back in the cavities over the foam? 3. Leave it as is and insulate the new wall that will be framed in front of existing w...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Which is the best basement ceiling insulation?

...existing fiberglass recommended, or should I simply add unfaced fiberglass insulation? Thanks, DB

Posted by David Boone Jan. 9, 2021, 4:38 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Could a ductless heat recovery ventilator be used for radon mitigation?

...existing ductwork, however I realize that there is no fresh air coming in or stale being pushed out. Perhaps a plain old air-to-air exchanger that would change ...

Posted by Jim B Feb. 20, 2021, 4:40 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

Is it possible to retrofit an existing slab built in the 70's; to a modern ecoHome standard? I imagine the house would have to be raised (jacked up) and possib...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

...existing insulation) - wood sheathing - brick veneer (no real airspace to speak of). The interior plaster and lathe is cracked and damaged. The plan is to remov...

Posted by Merner Row Design May 12, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...existing plumbing...how do I put in a slab...without moving the camp ?? I've been thinking of cutting the floor out to pour......if you have any thoughts othe...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a concrete block house?

...existing furring strips for a radiant and moisture barrier. Then stud out the inside and R13 insulation then dry wall. Thoughts? What is your climate zone? Ex...

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses