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Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...find the best way of installing exterior insulation to the walls of homes here Let us know more details about our wall assembly and what is behind the siding ...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...find the best exterior insulation to use when renovating old homes, we often recommend Mineral wool (often referred to as Roxul or Rockwool). We like it for the...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...find thicker poly that’s great, but that’s not always easy. If you don’t walk on it much and you’re pretty cautious, the 20 mil may not really be necessary, par...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...find something in the $1.50 - $1.75 USD per square foot range in a click together style, there are also some that have an adhesive backing that will stick right...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...find the problem - HRV maintenance: How to keep your HRV Clean & Efficient If your HRV or ducts were cleaned but they are still full of dirt afterwards, the...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 4 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...find the best way forward - The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes But to speak to the products you mention - Rockwool isn’t the...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

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

...find spray foam companies with the most eco-friendly blowing agents ) as that will insulate it, act a a vapour barrier and prevent air leaks. You could then cov...

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

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...find a building inspector to accept that for new home construction. And I say that with the caveat that you should not even consider that if you don't have a pr...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

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

...find in the box stores, they aren’t nearly as sticky and don’t have the same lifespan.] You will have to make sure that you ‘transfer’ your air barrier to the...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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 I get a free energy audit?

...find someone in your region. Where are you located? If you happen to be in Canada you can try here – Find free energy audits in Canada There are also some g...

Posted by Rick Bittman May 27, 2021, 1:43 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...find it hilarious when women use the "single parent" or "single mom" riff to get pity. You NEVER see men do it, EVER. There's a reason you're a single parent. Y...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 16 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...find the vapor barrier paint here on our site or somewhere else? We tried it (we could because we did the exterior peel and stick membrane I mentioned above), i...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...find that this decreases the home value and makes it harder to sell down the road? Thanks for all your great thoughts! Hey Matthew – 1 yes, the conductivi...

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

How do I apply for a grant to do renovations to my home?

i need new windows , insulation and exterior work done, my home is very cold To find and apply for energy efficiency home renovation grants, tax breaks and fin...

Posted by Debbie Brown June 20, 2021, 5:58 p.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses