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How do you solve high humidity issues in a home?

...in the mid-west and have a 2 story home built in the 1950's. Over time, the home was remodled. The remodle resulted in 1 AC/Furnace unit for the basement/main l...

Posted by Megan McIntosh Jan. 6, 2021, 2:18 p.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

What is the best wall design for cold climates?

...insulated with Rockwool Mineral wool insulation . Our latest demo house was insulated with dense packed cellulose insulation (recycled newsprint) , you can read...

Posted by Jeremy Hull Jan. 20, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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

...ing radiant flooring with a professional in our living greenhouse. But for now he has purchased a ventless wall heater. He claims he smells nothing. I smell it ...

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

With a raised house how should I insulate underneath?

...ind thicker sheep wool, but if you are talking about Rockwool Mineral wool insulation then you should be able to find it at 7.5 inches thick. And, how much insu...

Posted by Kevin Marmillion Feb. 1, 2021, 11:43 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Why is there condensation in between 1.5" polyiso board and roxul insulation?

...inish studying and insulating my basement. I used one and a half inch polyiso board insulation glued to the wall with adhesive and I left a half inch Gap all ar...

Posted by Tyler Norrie Feb. 9, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

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

...ing down on it? I don’t know what you mean by liquid forces, but the amount of concrete needed for structural integrity needs to be determined by an engineer.

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

Can we make a well insulated timber frame home?

...insulating you choose, a timber frame house can sometimes be a bit of overkill in structure, particularly if you frame walls within it, then it can in a way bec...

Posted by Jeremy Sewall Feb. 18, 2021, 1:47 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do I find a contractor to install a permeable walkway and driveway?

...ing directory will help you find reputable green builders and installers, we are currently in the process of launching it so check back soon. For the moment, th...

Posted by Mohammad Murtaza Feb. 20, 2021, 2:13 p.m. Permeable laneways and patios 1 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...ing for heating solutions for winter for a greenhouse and figure thermal tubes might be the best option since theres no risk of fire or electricity required (wi...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?

...ing in hot humid summer air can lead to condensation as it comes in contact with what is often cooler surfaces down there. And to the point of putting foam in...

Posted by Steven Johnston Feb. 23, 2021, 12:35 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you fix ice dams and crawl space insulation in historic homes?

...ing gutters to a house shouldn’t cause ice dams, ice damming is caused by snow melting and re-freezing. So it is poorly installed or insufficient insulation tha...

Posted by Faith K Feb. 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Can you use an HRV or ERV for radon removal in a dirt floor basement?

...ing air, you will likely find better results with source removal, as in a radon stack below a membrane. If you can I would extend that over the concrete and cov...

Posted by Douglas Touart March 1, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

...in Climate Zone 6 according to Naima Canada. I think you are referring to our suggestion to install a weeping tile drain along the interior of basement walls to...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

If the foundation wall has tyvek wrap will it trap moisture?

...inside on the insulation. If you mean there is Tyvek against the foundation walls that's not a bad thing. It's not a 'great' thing as it is permable to moisture...

Posted by Hos Boss March 9, 2021, 4:42 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

how do I find pricing on hemp insulation?

...ing a room in a basement and would like to insulate four walls and the ceiling with hemp insulation. I have no idea of the cost to do so.

Posted by Goober Pyle March 16, 2021, 1:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

How thick should EPS foam insulation on basement walls be?

...ing is that if you are in a cold climate, then the added investment of going from 1 inch to 2 inches will pay for itself in a few years at most in heat savings,...

Posted by Derrick R March 17, 2021, 9:13 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?

...inking of taking Rigid board and installing it against the concrete wall and will plate to hopefully help with preventing dampness and further heat loss. Is thi...

Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Can I purchase a prefab Eco Home kit house for land in Ottawa or Edmonton?

...ing in buying a house or land in Ottawa or Edmonton, even a bit outside the city. I’m interested in the pre-fab LEED concept. Are there restrictions in terms of...

Posted by Ismael Rumzan March 29, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses