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Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

my cottage is over a dirt floor, the foundation walls all in 2x6 and plywood, what type of insulation can i use on walls . and to point out the walls are sitti...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...floor pipes providing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would like to replace this natural gas system with a heat pump s...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

The thickness of vapor retarding latex paint - Is measurement wet or dry?

...floor, so I must be missing something… I'll be putting latex floor paint over the vapor barrier primer. Since the house I recently moved into has an open stairw...

Posted by Kim Boas July 24, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is it ok to add insulation between joists in a crawl space?

...floor condominium with an accessible crawlspace. This is in Colorado, dry climate, cold winters. The walls of the crawlspace are insulated and the dirt floor is...

Posted by Cheryl Bottomley May 11, 2020, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

How do you build an air heated concrete slab?

...floors. I would like to pull the warm air from the peak of the house and using a fan pump it into a hollow space under the concrete floor. I am hoping by the ti...

Posted by Matt Wisniewski Dec. 27, 2020, 6:27 p.m. Passive solar home design 0 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...floor, or by putting a floor covering over your slab that makes you more comfortable and happy. Radiant heated floors perform best when there is nothing to sl...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...floor section later. I would like to insulate the walls first then decide later to do the whole floor? If I don't want to do the whole thing (floor) is the poly...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What experience do you have with techno piles?

...floor heating system - if any - would you recommend. We are looking to build a 24' x 20', two storey cottage in the Bas St- Laurent. thanks, Rob

Posted by Rob DesBaillets Aug. 26, 2021, 8:49 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 0 Responses

What do I use in a dropped basement ceiling for soundproofing?

...floor to the basement ceiling. Who do I contract to do the work. I called several people concerning this. There are a few ways to soundproof between floors and ...

Posted by Melissa Pickett Oct. 10, 2020, 12:19 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...floor have wood floors that I don't intend to change. Stone foundation. Basement floor is a cement pour in the 70s or 80s? Each floor is about 20'x40'. Total of...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Alternativ for Garage Epoxy - Considering both look & economically?

...floor sealer that is non-toxic and durable would be silicate densifier sealers, see more here – How to seal and polish concrete floors with non toxic silicate...

Posted by Kamatchi Kavi Feb. 21, 2021, 7:58 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 4 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...floor as well as provide cooling to both floors in the summer. The forced air would also help maintain air quality in the home year round. The above system in...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...floor as your basement floor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much! We prefer a slab on grade over a basement for a bunch of reasons, and...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...floor at the wall junction to drain moisture condensate from basement walls through the floor to the drain tiles. He claims this prevents mold from forming behi...

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

How do you solve high humidity issues in a home?

...floor and low 60's on the main floor. Sadly, portable dehumidifer does not seem to help and I am tired of the humidity (my ceilings have started to crack). I ha...

Posted by Megan McIntosh Jan. 6, 2021, 2:18 p.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

Can an HRV be installed in a condo?

...floor of a condo high rise which is located quite close to the garbage room and the odours and chemicals make obtaining fresh air from opening windows quite dif...

Posted by Eugene Tam June 29, 2020, 7:42 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 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 install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...floor? 2. Is there a way to know where the drain pipes goes under the floor? This house was build around 2000, unfotenatelly I don't have a plan of the house....

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses