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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 radon in a basement?

Hi - I just read, https://www.ecohome.net/guides/3218/removing-radon-gas-from-basements-and-crawlspaces/ I am looking to get down and ensure no more radon co...

Posted by Ej Weiss Aug. 11, 2021, 7:14 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

My window drips when I run my air conditioning. What is the fix?

...fix this issue? Sounds like these drips are on the exterior, so I’ll run with that assumption and mostly clear it up for anyone else reading, since condensation...

Posted by Sean Sullivan Aug. 27, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 5 Responses

How do you fix moisture problems in basement?

I am redoing a basement wall that has a lot of moisture and has rotted the studs I see you mentioned to do drywall, studs with mineral wood then 2" of rigid in...

Posted by John rodrigues Nov. 27, 2020, 8:50 a.m. Basements improvements 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

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 ice dams and crawl space insulation in historic homes?

...fix them . Adding gutters to a house shouldn’t cause ice dams, ice damming is caused by snow melting and re-freezing. So it is poorly installed or insufficien...

Posted by Faith K Feb. 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 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 3 Responses

How do I condition my crawl space with a dirt floor?

I have a 3 foot and 4 foot drop level crawl with a part basement attached. 650 square feet. It has sand floor and below grade concrete walls. the access to the...

Posted by Ryan Reichelt Nov. 27, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

Gosh, do I need help w this one. It's a 1820s house with a largely stone foundation and backed against a small mountain. The "root cellar" with mechanicals and...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Will spray foam on basement walls prevent condensation?

...Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes The short story is that concrete is wet and dirt is wet, so if you put plastic against it, condensation will form. Installing poly...

Posted by Michael Scott April 12, 2021, 9:17 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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

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 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 2 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

The LED light came on indicating a filter change, though my builder told me that was optional. Do I need a new filter or can I wash and reuse the existing one?...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...fix it if it ain't broke" mindset? Thanks, Drew The advice you were given isn’t wrong, you need to be careful when insulating very old basement foundations ...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 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

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...FIX OR PREVENT A MOLDY BASEMENT page. Shim up bottom plates to allow for water to pass under in cases of mild flooding. What do you mean by that? Are yo...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses