Insulating / Discussions

Is hemp insulating wallboard available in Canada?

...insulating wallboard available in Canada? I have seen some in the uk We will soon be suppling Hemp Insulation and Hemp Building Products , we are currently in t...

Posted by Robin Bakker June 2, 2020, 1:08 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

Could you please explain the implications of using ecohome between an exterior vehicle metal wall and an interior wall of cloth, wood or best material. Congrat...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

We have a concrete basement in decent condition that's about 20 years old in Boulder CO and having had mitigation installed for high radon levels we now want t...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

I want to build a 24 x 26 garage. I would like to do a slab on grade for the obvious savings of not pouring the 4' frost wall and wante to do infloor heating. ...

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Is insulating an existing home from the outside a good solution?

...insulating from the outside by building out something we should consider exploring with a contractor? We have one brick wall and the rest is siding. It seems a ...

Posted by Cate Prichard June 26, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...insulating a basement Then, send that link to prospective contractors and if they don’t get it, call another one. For your specific case though, we need more ...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

I want to first off thank you for taking the time to read this and hopefully provide some help. I've watched the great videos on here and just want to ensure I...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

I'm in Springfield, MO. This single story house was built in 1906, still has the stone foundation and below ground is about 25% basement and 75% crawl space. I...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...insulating crawlspaces makes no mention of insulating the ceiling of a crawlspace, which implies that no insulation should be added and that the crawlspace is t...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses

Heco topix screws - which type should be used for attaching insulation outside a house?

...insulating with EPA? What is your batten material? If rigid enough to receive a bit of pressure from the screw head without much deformation I would just use a ...

Posted by Mike Taylor April 7, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Materials and resources 2 Responses

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

...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 around the board to s...

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

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

We want to insulate a 3 season cottage to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the spring and fall. We are putting a metal roof on and insulating on top ...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Why does interior insulation cause a freeze/thaw cycle- cinder block foundation?

I have read in many posts that insulating a cinder block foundation wall from the inside in cold climates is risky as it can cause cracking. This is due to the...

Posted by P Mci July 5, 2021, 11:17 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...insulating the outside of our home with rockwool or foam board and new siding. We need a cost effective solution to create a thermal and air barrier on our 1970...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...insulating panels (styrofoam or similar) similar to the ones they use all over Europe. I am looking for a pointer on where to start and find more information. T...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

We are looking to finish our basement next spring and one builder suggested using spray foam insulation as he says it's a good choice for insulating and sealin...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...insulating the "rim joist". Some say it will rot if insulated. And if insulating the rim joist use only 1inch max. - Link Section 6.2.6 "https://www.nrcan.gc.ca...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...insulating after that given my narrow confines? I really can't extend much more than a couple of inches without encroaching, three max... If you have on older h...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses