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Where can I buy a tiny house and plot of land to put it in a tiny house community near Seattle?

...ing to buy a tiny house and plot of land to put it in a tiny house community in the greater Seattle area, but don't see online where to do all this or how to st...

Posted by Marc von Borstel May 19, 2020, 10:19 p.m. Tiny house 0 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...ing mandatory in many regional building codes , and the can be installed afterwards in some situations, but it really depends on your specific level of finishin...

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

Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?

...ing from passive solar heat collection. I should make sure we are talking about the same thing here, since your comment about attaching something to your window...

Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses

Are these prefab kit homes available outside Eastern Canada and US?

...ing on board with us in the near future to increase our supply, including Colorado. The best way to stay in the loop for when we have models ready to be deliv...

Posted by Phil Pooler June 6, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Can houses built on screw piles move?

...ine Cabin sits on screw piles and rocks in high wind and a little during the stat of the spin cycle on the washing machine. Should I be concerned? Is this commo...

Posted by Pamela Douglas June 23, 2020, 1:18 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Where can I find salt water batteries?

...in the UK that was mfg them. SO if I do find anything Ill contact you. That's a good enough tip for us to go on a search too, thanks Shelley! if we find it ours...

Posted by S Conrad June 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

Where can I find qualified green builders/modular or prefab homes in Port Townsend WA?

...in Washington but we are hoping to be able to supply energy efficient prefab houses to the West Coast in US and Canada in the near future. If you fill out the '...

Posted by Alyne Galm June 27, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

...insulbrick covered by vinyl siding. I would like to stip it to the cedar board, putting a wrap over it, but then what would you recommend for insulating after t...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Is there a concrete admixture to prevent water leaks?

...info. Please let us know whether you are talking inside the house or outside, the current state of the basement, as in - is it finished or unfinished, are there...

Posted by Frank Liu July 4, 2020, 6:03 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...in your walls or roof where there is either air leakage causing condensation, or a leak letting in rain water. If you regularly see them in a certain area, lo...

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

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...into installing an insufficient amount of insulation below the slab. Don’t go with the base requirements of Building Code, we would recommend at least 6 inches ...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...ing air ventilation unit yet that is likely part of the problem, as moisture you generate in the home (through washing, cooking and bathing) increases the overa...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...ing a major source of heat loss you need to insulate inside the chimney from the top and bottom, in addition to insulating the exterior. Insulating chimneys f...

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

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...ineer this... Oh, and there's mice galor! So thinking of caulking rim/joists and filling w rock insulation btwn. Heard they hate that stuff. Many thanks in adva...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Doing an addition, what type of roof is the best to use?

...ing the best roofing materials , have a look there and you may find all the answers you need. Once you know the options from that page we can help you c hoose t...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

...in? Does it have doors and windows already installed (things like that) We have some kit house models that come turnkey ready to install, like Le Refure prefab ...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...ing a weather barrier for the exterior of a home see here – Choosing a house wrap, which is best? In our 2015 LEED Platinum Demo house we installed a peel a...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...inage while trying to build the footing. If that turns out to be too costly, remember that you can repair crawlspaces in most cases , see here for more info o...

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses