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Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...insulation can I use with the radient barrier? Hemp or wool? Where can I buy hemp? Thanks! Hi Pamella, You can order Hemp insulation through Ecohome , and h...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

...insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fibreglass insulation vs new Rockwool and EPS) How do address the areas where the EPS is adjacent to the old insu...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof?

...insulation Under 2" Cement slab Roof for weather [temp] insulation and water leaks, maybe 2 layers? the base for the roof will be Metal beams. Greetings R...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to seal around windows

...insulation like Rockwool, formerly known as Roxul is our batt insulation of choice due partly to it’s composition of being largely recycled, but also that it ha...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

...how did you determine the requirements for horizontal insulation? Thanks so much in advance, appreciate you taking the time. Hi Jon You are right that hea...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How much insulation if any should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement

...insulation is necessary, but want to know what the experts think. If insulation is required, how much and what type is recommended? Hi Scott, You absolutely n...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

...insulation is wrong and the insulation and the plastic barrier are creating the issue. What should be done to remedy this? Replace insulation with foam insulati...

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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...insulation under the floor. But ¾” is only R3, so how much head room do you have and how much can you spare? If you have the space I’d add more than that myself...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.

...insulation, fiberglass insulation or hemp insulation for example over your head during a rain storm and see if you get wet. Test one complete. Then, hold a batt...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulation is if you didn’t include a vapour barrier on the warm side of the insulation, meaning between the joists before the insulation. And due to the stac...

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

We are considering building a Gigacrete house and wondering what you think of it.

...How does it handle moisture? What about thermal bridging from the steel ? It seems decent for a desert climate like Vegas, but not sure how it would fare else...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...How much insulation to add is a tough question that only you can really answer, it depends on whether there has ever been any cavity insulation added, how big y...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water or gel radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor and if it's okay to have the perimeter touching the ground without any insulation beneath it? Hi Christine, ...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...insulation, vapour barrier, finishing materials, how it is assembled, etc. If your basement currently has no finished flooring, an interior water-proofing solut...

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

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

...How to insulate a cinder block wall basement Removing radon gas from basements How to insulate a crawlspace How much insulation does a basement need? Th...

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

High humidity levels and coldness

...insulation in the basement has been removed and replaced with spray foam insulation; the foundation around my house on the outside surface has been waterproofed...

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

Metal roof assembly

...how to choose the best insulation ) You would then need to add sheathing and a drainage plane, then the strapping and metal. here is our page about How to choos...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

How do you attach exterior siding without disturbing the air barrier, on a passive home build?

...insulation, and siding over the foam. I'm unsure how to attach anything to the "Zip system", without penetrating the airtight barrier. Thanks, Scott Hi Sc...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses
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