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Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

Hello, In all my research, I have yet to find any advice on maintaining a wine cellar that is approximately 55 F and 70% humidity. Most discussions of home i...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses

How do I get an assessment of heat loss for my home?

...find something of value, and if you find any for your region we don’t have listed please let us know so we can update it. As for energy efficiency upgrades, you...

Posted by jennifer jolly Jan. 13, 2021, 7:33 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

What is the best deck material?

...find what you need on this page - 10 top tips for deck building so they last longer There are a few minor tips for deck building that can greatly extend the...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:10 a.m. Decks, porches and gazebos 1 Responses

Where can I donate all my construction tools/supplies?

...find a home. Thoughts that come to mind would be – local schools, boys and girls clubs, community centers, Habitat for Humanity I guess as you mention but you s...

Posted by Sam Djam Nov. 30, 2020, 3:54 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How can we clear up green pool water after adding bog plants and lillies?

...find a more local representative that may be able to answer your questions or even perform the work as necessary.

Posted by Mercedes McCloughan June 15, 2020, 1:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What size of lot is needed for the Eco habitat 1600?

...find out any minimum or maximum house sizes per lot to make sure you are allowed to build this house there, and you’d need to make sure you respect the setbacks...

Posted by Andrew Wallace July 21, 2020, 9:59 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

...Find Your Building Climate Zone . And please describe what your walls are like now, so let us know if they are – open with access to the studs, 2x4 or 2x6, if...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you stop air leaks in an old 1950's house?

...find how bad it is, as well as help find and fix the biggest problem areas. There is also a spray on air barrier product that we tried in our Montreal office ...

Posted by Don Fraser Sept. 3, 2021, 3:22 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...find a single leak through the taped windows but we found a few where it was caulked. Though that is more than likely a quality of work issue, if you are very c...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...find all you need in there let me know with a follow up question. And where are you located? The severity of the climate you live in will play a big factor in h...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...find where they are getting in and take measures to seal those openings to prevent it from happening in the future. Before you begin re-insulating, note that ...

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

How do you install grey water recycling in a tiny house?

...find one locally, or RV services. Glad you enjoy the site!

Posted by Grace Schock June 21, 2018, 3:23 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...find a list of the pros and cons of different types of insulation here on this page – What is the best insulation for a home? There isn’t really a single ri...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...find concrete floors to hard for standing comfortably, in which case you can cover them as long as you choose a material that isn’t impacted by radiant floors i...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

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

...find an engineer to design one to meet your specifications you could check with Legalett, they distribute all over North America.

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

What is the CFM and operating temperature on air heated radiant floors?

...find a Legalett sales rep page , there seems to be on in Wisconsin that can probably set you up. Mike, Thank you for your help. I look forward to reading more...

Posted by martin skibba Feb. 28, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 5 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...find non-toxic durable green flooring materials If you don’t already have a sump pump I would suggest you install one, and even consider installing a battery ...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...find its way up through the junction between walls and the floor. It’s hard to give you accurate advice for interior repairs without more details about what ins...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses