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How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

I'm a tenant, not a homeowner, so I can't tear down drywall and reinsulate but winter is coming and drafts are already getting in. Is there anything I can do t...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

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

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...home? All are factors to consider for health and home durability. Can you help me? We have a similar problem and i have called many many people and cant find an...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 22 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

...homes . Have a read over that to get some ideas and send us more details if you like and we can help come up with a solution - are you planning to strip it to t...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...home building wise only if you do an addition on the home or plumbing so I am good there. This has been a learning experience for sure. I have checked all o...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...home construction? I would certainly propose more insulation, and to specifically answer your question about vapor – yes, adding vapor impermeable materials t...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

We recently moved into a 15 year old home and have a smell coming from the basement. We had a mold inspector test and look everywhere and found no issues. We t...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...home or renovations Thar should provide all the answers you need, and feel free to ask a follow up question once you've read it over. And specifically to your...

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

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

...home is a great source of tips and info for older home maintenance! The cheapest and more effective way to remove humidity from a basement is without a doubt, a...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

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

...homeowner has no idea until there is a structural failure or the insulation has been rendered useless. To find and fix the problem - you might consider doing ...

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

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

...HOME has lots of info on insulation at https://www.ecohome.net/guides/query/insulation/

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