Humidity problems / Discussions

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...humidity, c) remove the styrofoam boundary from underneath, and d) spray insulation on entire perimeter of plywood skirting? Would moisture problems under cot...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

What is the best way to deal with a drop ceiling in a high humidity room?

...problems developed inside the pool room where the humid pool room air (55% humidity pretty static or lower with dehumidification system) met the 3/4 inch plywoo...

Posted by steve Roberts Dec. 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...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

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...humidity in your crawlspace and increasing your risk of mold forming . Here is our page all about how to insulate a crawl space – Crawlspaces are very rare as...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...problems with your HVAC system. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I do think you need to get some proper ventilation work done, that starts with getting ...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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

...problems are seen more in the warmer regions where homes are more frequently air conditioned. You didn’t mention a location, but wherever you are I would reco...

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

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...humidity level in the home low, down below 40% Relative humidity if you can. Avoid leaving out any food that might attract ants. Signs of carpenter ant in...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...problems , it will add to them as warm and humid summer air can condense on the cooler surfaces. Another possible cause of the moldy insulation is if you didn’t...

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

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...problems as it can cause warm humid air to condense and put you at risk of mold and mildew forming. Even in the appropriate climate it is a fairly complicated...

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

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

...problems caused by excess water infiltrating your basement walls, probably by capillarity, which creates an efflorescence (white stains) on your walls. That occ...

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

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...humidity and temperature. I’m just not sure if you think R24 is too much or too little. We prefer to treat basement walls as one singular wall rather than as ...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...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 inspectors? I...

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

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

...humidity problems. The disadvantages: We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the downsides of slab construction, and they exist: The disadvantages w...

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