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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

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...find your basement ruined by a minor flood, but if you built a slab on grade house a foot above the surrounding ground you could canoe away from your front door...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...find a way to store the heat. Insulation, vapour barriers and air barriers are important, but in order to retain heat from the day you would need to include som...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

What is the best way to install slab on grade insulation?

...find them if you enter slab on grade in the search bar at the top. As for your Pex tubing and electrical wires, I would put them in conduits right into the EP...

Posted by paul fowler Aug. 26, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...find all you're loooking for.

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...finding this aspect the hardest. Any suggestions or referrals would be greatly appreciated. The fiberglass and passive house windows and doors tend to be very m...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...find your comment a bit sassy given that you are asking for help and I was asking for details so I could provide you with that help. Proper drainage is essent...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...find in building stores. Something with a better adhesion and a bit of flex will help to ensure an air tight seal. One thing I would point out, is that for th...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...find them in this page – New blowing agents for spray foam insulation don't cause climate change I would go ahead with spray foam in this case, the only thi...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses