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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

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 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

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 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

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 1 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

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

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...fix them , and also this one on Best Practices for Basement Construction and Renovations Windows aren’t always best to replace unless they are really bad, rea...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 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: How to Insulate your Basement Properly ...

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

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...fix them .

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...fix the problem - you might consider doing a blower door test (which pressurizes and depressurizes the house) to help find and seal leaks. And think of it more ...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses