Humid climate / Discussions

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...humid climate so building a house without mold takes more thought, but don’t let one wall failure get you too distressed. So, starting with the micro-climate ...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...Climate Zone 3A in the South Eastern US is a predominantly hot and humid climate with a certain amount heating days, so you’re obviously doing more cooling than...

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

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...humid climate . So we're not the ones to check in on about pricing since we aren't advocates of it as a technique to cool a home. Introducing a cooled-surface i...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...climate zone you are building in, or simply what area please? I'd be building in the UK, so Im guessing it would count as 'mixed-humid.' I really mean 'almost n...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

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

...climate conditions to make sure you have a wall suited to your region. Moving now to the inside – all your wiring can be done in the stud wall, and you can th...

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

How do you do a Vapour Barrier in a Dense Pack Cellulose Wall?

...humid weather. (This is perhaps made worse because superinsulating might mean less successful dehumidifying by the A/C because A/C run times would be shorter th...

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?

...humid and the dehumidifier runs constantly. It also costs a fortune to heat. I was advised to insulate the top portion of the foundation (the top third) but the...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...humid climates. With no rainscreen, freeze-thaw can kill an unprotected wall in a season. How does it handle moisture? What about thermal bridging from the stee...

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

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...humid climate. So, like many things, you can do it but you need to do it right. As for footings, you will of course need to get a permit for this house, so it...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...climate, and a wee bit lifestyle, since an ERV extracts moisture from exhaust air. So it's a lot about the humidity levels of your climate, and therefore in you...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses