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High humidity levels and coldness

...humidity inside my home is still high 50-65% . Furthermore, a contractor recommended installing an air purifying system, adding additional insulation in the a...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

...high, so first hit the hardware store and pick up a hygrometer to measure the indoor relative humidity, They cost about 20 bucks. If you normally have high hu...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...humidity. We normally recommend insulating and sealing the crawlspace walls and floor instead, and having it moderately heated to keep any pipes from freezing. ...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...high humidity (70-80%RH) although I don't see any visible damp anywhere. The washer/dryer are down there - the dryer vent is fully sealed, there is no actual ve...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mould in a bathroom?

...Humidity and Ventilation In the absence of a bathroom fan, you should reduce the humidity in the room as much as possible by removing any carpets that could hol...

Posted by Anonymous Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...high humidity and high temperatures. The fiberglass sheath is characterized by a higher insulation coefficient, which can nevertheless be achieved by installing...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...high temperatures and high relative humidity.

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...high humidity? If you get bulk water then you would be wise to install a drain. If it's not a finished floor then you could smash the concrete with a sledge ham...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Dense Pack Cellulose Wall insulation

...high humidity in summer. Lots of heat, lots of air conditioning. Are you absolutely sure that no vapour barrier is okay? How do I convince the building inspecto...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...high heating cost would definitely be helped solved by insulating your basement. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), this part of t...

Posted by Anonymous Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...high, 8 inch thick wall of concrete plus the slab floor. So even if you build a bungalow instead and have to double the floor area, you will still end up using ...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.

...humidity would be the walls, not the interior air, so we would allow the moisture to dry inwards and manage it with either a dehumidifier, or and HRV or ERV (He...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses
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