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Can you raise a garage floor?

...floor. Have you considered pouring an additional concrete floor on top to raise the level? Being in the Spray Foam Industry, I would say that there may be ways ...

Posted by Anwar Chowdhury Jan. 3, 2021, 2 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Is solar air heating for a floor as efficient as solar hydronic?

...floors or hydronic (liquid) radiant floors, at least when they are heated with the same fuel. Meaning – a boiler heating water that is circulated through radian...

Posted by Ryan Johnson Dec. 7, 2020, 9:02 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...flooring , but even that you wouldn’t want to leave submerged, so take steps to prevent future flooding. See more choices here on our flooring page - Where to...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

...floor under wood works fine, but here are some considerations: The best flooring materials with a radiant floor: Inert materials such as ceramic, stone or c...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...floor because it is freezing cold in the Vermont winters. I've never measured it but I'm pretty certain the floor is actually below freezing some days by the sl...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?

...floor as well. Do I need to do any extra insulation in the basement on the concrete floor? You will for sure need insulation below your basement floor . The min...

Posted by Gary Abbott Nov. 23, 2020, 1:36 p.m. Basements 1 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...floors, furnaces, hair dryers, kettles, baseboard heaters etc.) would cost the same on a ‘BTU per watt’ scale. Keep in mind that a boiler for a hydronic floor...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

...floor heating? We will just be putting a Woodstove in and don't want in floor heating but I'm concerned with moisture from the slab and having flooring over the...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

...floor. Most older basements have very limited head room and owners are often reluctant to lower it even more by adding insulation to the floor. It also allows f...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...floor. Some people say we can get foam insulation sprayed in which will harden on the dirt floor. We are currently power venting the crawl space to protect ag...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

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

...floor and below grade concrete walls. the access to the crawl is from the part basement. i have take out old r10 batts that were in the floor joists. the crawl ...

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

Should I put gravel on a crawl space floor for drainage?

...floor to allow moisture drainage? Before putting the moisture barrier down. Thank u

Posted by Karen Lundgren Foulk April 12, 2021, 9:43 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Why insulate the walls rather than the floor joists in a crawlspace?

...floor joists rather than the walls. Is there any benefit to this or should the walls be insulated instead? Crawlspaces are sometimes insulated between the floor...

Posted by Ron Monk June 2, 2021, 9:31 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

...floor radiant heating. The slab is the bottom floor of our home, which will be garage and apartment. We are interested in finishing the apartment floor to be a ...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...floor out to pour......if you have any thoughts other than demo it.....I would like to hear them .....Thanks !! The only feasible way to put a radiant slab on g...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?

I recently replaced the vapour barrier because of dry rot. Luckily no cracks in the foundation and floor joists are fine but I noticed that barrier is extremel...

Posted by Cindy Chatham 04 chatham Aug. 25, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can I use Brio on my indoor cedar porch floor?

...floor of my porch and want to clean it up. After sanding I could apply tung oil but it has a long cure time so I was wondering if I could use Brio instead?? Pra...

Posted by Linda Burnside March 31, 2021, 4:37 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 2 Responses

What type of insulation can I put on my kitchen floor that sits on dirt?

...floor from the basement. the floor joist is running on the actual diry it is freezing in the winter.

Posted by Mohammed Hussain June 30, 2021, 3:32 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses