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Can you use a Lunos E2 HRV System to circulate air between two floors?

Am wanting some fans that work in pairs to circulate air between my basement and main floor. Have a long 1100 sq ft house from the 60s (you know the one). Hopi...

Posted by Richard Kolla May 20, 2020, 1 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...floor overnight. The basement was divided into two parts, with one half finished and one unfinished. I removed all the flooring in the finished section, cut and...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

The plans on my new house call for my footings to be 18 inches below the level of my basement floor. High water table and the engineer wanted the footings on u...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 3 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...floor tiles. Now I noticed the seals at the bottom of our windows are starting to get what looks like a black mold - should I be worried? What can I do to stop ...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

What is the best way to install slab on grade insulation?

...flooring, if you do it properly – meaning sufficient insulation and protection from moisture – you can lay wood directly on a slab floor. Make sure it is engine...

Posted by paul fowler Aug. 26, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...floor with 2x6 rockwool overed with OSB would do then? Any vapor before the OSB? I read the vinyl floor act as a Vapor barrier. The walls I will go 2 inch, va...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...floor joist from the crawlspace. I would like to know the correct way to insulate my crawl space regarding vapour barrier and what to do around vents and plumpi...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?

Hi I was wondering what's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate? Currently it is a vented space. Should the vents be closed permanently? The floor jo...

Posted by Steven Johnston Feb. 23, 2021, 12:35 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

I have a new construction project where one floor is subgrade. It has a cement wall on three sides that the contractor insured me was prepared to be mold resis...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...floor. If these solutions don’t solve the problem, please write back and include details about your basement walls and floors – insulation, vapour barrier, fini...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...floor) that I will need additional heating in the mezzanine bedrooms and small bathroom? Thanks! Mark. The best radiant floor heat for any particular locati...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...floors there is an opportunity to futher seal the basement concrete floor against radon (and fill any cracks) prior to laying new flooring. The current slab I d...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...floor for future infloor heating (no system on the tubes yet). Existing heat is electric baseboard and a wood stove centrally located in basement. Electric hot ...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Is hydronic slab heat appropriate in a super insulated home?

...floors. How did you execute in floor heat on the Kenogami house and keep it from overheating? PS- I don't expect toasty warm floors, just not chilly floors. T...

Posted by Andrew Wright Feb. 3, 2021, 3:26 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...floor and an air source heat pump". Can you post more details on which systems were used? For example, is the ASHP being used to heat the fluid in the radiant f...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 Responses

Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?

I have a room over my garage that is unfinished (just a finished floor, no walls, you can see thru from one end of house to other). I just use if for storage a...

Posted by E McKinney Feb. 3, 2021, 1 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?

...floor joists, specifically the space between the rim joist and the first parallel floor joist. This space also has an insulated heating pipe in it, along with a...

Posted by Ken Hunold Dec. 27, 2020, 7:22 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...floor in the corners of the house. We plan to replace the single pane wood frame windows when updating the outside of our home. Located in northern Alberta. Hey...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses