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How to fix condensation on ceilings?

...how to fix it! Thank you Condensation in the home is bad news for sure, but for the moment you have two subjects here. One is the condensation issues , the seco...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How can I find a natural pool designer?

How can I find a natural pool designer? You probably found our page on natural swimming pools and ponds , here it is if not – All about Natural Swimming Pool...

Posted by James Ford-Hutchinson Aug. 14, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 3 Responses

How much does it cost to build an Earthship?

...How much money do we need? Any ideas or brainstorms are welcome. An Earthship is not an affordable home to build, nor is it a sensible, comfortable or durable o...

Posted by Robin Skidmore Dec. 17, 2020, 10:35 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...How would a “passive” or airtight house fare in a flood incident, either from inside (burst water tank) or from outside (like New Brunswick’s spring floods)? ...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How do you ventilate a roof in a hot, humid coastal climate?

...How to ventilate pitched roof homes in hot and humid coastal climate?

Posted by Ashok Abhyankar Nov. 29, 2021, 9:37 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How to you build a raft slab foundation?

...how to cut / fill our slightly sloped lot and whether we need a retaining wall, and how this relates to our choice of foundation. I've been looking at the Legal...

Posted by Kate Bottriell Aug. 19, 2021, 5:25 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...how we did it here in this video - How to finish the exterior of a slab on grade foundation insulated with Rockwool What we did worked, though in hindsight ...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...how to build basements properly - How to insulate a basement and protect it against water damage and flooding Bulk water directed towards your foundation wi...

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

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

I want to build a house but I don’t really have an idea of how to price it out, is there a metric for figuring out what it will cost per square foot? I plan to...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do you determine the thickness of concrete for slab on grade construction?

...How would you determine the thickness for a new construction of a slab on grade that will have only liquid forces acting down on it? I don’t know what you mean ...

Posted by Ackeem Beason Feb. 16, 2021, 2:46 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you install windows with SIP exterior insulation?

...how do u deal with window set back?

Posted by tony wolff March 8, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Walls and Roofs 0 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...however, depending on how the chimney integrates with the wall of the house, I would be concerned that the stone or brick would still act as a thermal bridge. I...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

...how do i apply for a grant to get all this work done? To find out how to apply for home renovation tax credits and financial incentives and to learn what home r...

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

How do I find a reliable house inspector in Ottawa, Ontario?

...how can be sure my inspector is legit? A home inspection is an important part in the process of purchasing a property. A thorough home inspection should find po...

Posted by Christa Mooney April 3, 2021, 1:17 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

How do you get started planning a house build?

...how/where to buy land, how to get professionals involved. I don't even know what I need. But I do know my mental health and how covid has made so many things in...

Posted by Ziabis Oh Aug. 13, 2021, 10:39 p.m. Planning and Design 0 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...how they work. A question that has come to mind is the position of the ground loop fluid heat exchanger, and if it would be beneficial to have two, one on eac...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...how much it will cost? Can you please suggest us what should be done. House is in very good condition. Radon mitigation equipment such as passive radon stacks a...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater

...how can I do this anonymously? Someone called I was visiting my nana he told me someone called they came nothing is wrong. Oh yes there is. I smell something. I...

Posted by Margherita Sewell Jan. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses