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How to fix condensation on ceilings?

...fix it! Thank you Condensation in the home is bad news for sure, but for the moment you have two subjects here. One is the condensation issues , the second is t...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...fix the problem down there and you may fix it upstairs. If you do plan to do further work, we can certainly help you choose the best course of action and if so,...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...fix your basement, you really would need to remove everything and start fresh. We have many pages on how to build basements properly (which I will link below) a...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

I have a single-family house built in 1961 and it has an oil heating furnace. When I renovated my kitchen I had a stove hood installed that vents directly to t...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

...fix. Taking a door knob off shouldn’t be much more effort than loosening two screws. If you haven’t installed one before, don’t be intimidated but keep a clos...

Posted by AJ Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...fix where it’s leaking, replace it with a lightwell, or cover it altogether. Switching to a lightwell will mean needing to reframe the opening to fit it, then w...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...fixing the problem I want to insulate the basement so I’m hoping for some advice. Thank you. Reducing your home heating costs would definitely be helped solved ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...fix to CMU wall with concrete nails. Comfortbat in studs tight against comforboard Airgap of 0.25”- 1.25 due to stud location Drywall Membrain or Intell...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

I need to pull the cellulose from the attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulatio...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...fix it . The condensation under your vapor barrier can be a little disconcerting to look at sometimes and it may seem like something is wrong, but that’s only...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

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

...fix to your problem as replacing the HRV, I say that because you say it was cleaned but is still dirty, and clearly the previous owners weren’t big on air quali...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes Preventing Mold when you Insulate your Basement Building Better Basements: Bow to Insulate your Basement Properly ...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...fix and prevent mold in basement wall renovations The biggest problem, as you would read about in that page, is the fact that standard basement construction t...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...fix crawlspace floors that are humid and moldy. The following page will help you come up with a solution - How to fix a dirt floor crawlspace and prevent mold...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Is it worth investing in triple-pane windows?

...fix them to be sure you really need to. Sometimes they aren’t as bad as you think and repairing them may be a feasible option. We also have a detailed page on...

Posted by K.P. July 8, 2017, 12:39 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...fix moldy basements by repeating the process that caused the problem in the first place. And the biggest problem, is that building code not only allows these me...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...fixed the issue or smell. I smelled behind the insulation and found that to be where the smell is originating...just damp concrete and insulation. There is no w...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...fix Ice dams on your roof before they cause damage ; while you may have sufficient insulation in the eyes of one contractor, unless they did a thorough investig...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses