Insulating / Discussions

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

I live in climate zone 5 in USA and plan to frame basement walls roughly 3” away from concrete and then place mineral wool between the studs. I do not plan to ...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...insulating a basement from the exterior, as you would be looking at thousands in additional excavation costs to remove and replace dirt. So, if we were to be ...

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

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

We just had a rare flash flood which raised the water table and forced water into our basement between the floor and wall. It was a finished basement with carp...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...insulating some portions of wall will help, but only so much. Since you say you started already it's a bit late for us to help too much unfortunately, but...w...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...insulating the floor joists as you suggest and keeping it cold) or insulating the dirt floor , and keeping the crawlspace warm so it becomes part of the conditi...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...insulating, there are a few methods you could choose from: If you have a 2x6 wall and don’t want to lose any interior space, I would recommend spray foam, it ...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

My house was built in the Late 1940 - early 1950's, it is a farm buglalow with an addition in 1973, a poured concrete basement and concrete block foundation ad...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

to vent or not to vent a cathedral ceiling. I'm leaning towards not venting my cathedral ceiling and using closed-cell spray foam insulation. My walls are do...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...insulating since the load is already being carried by the posts. So you can go with a number of wall assemblies, but if fire prevention is your concern, I would...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

We have a cottage with a crawl space near Halliburton, Ontario,Canada. It has a solid block perimeter but has a dirt floor. Also, there is a very large rock un...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...insulating will help keep your costs down, but since BC bumps you up to a higher price range, if you build a super insulated home you may be able to keep your a...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...insulating would be very different for example between Southern Ontario and Nothern Ontario. You may have seen this, but here is a video of our passively heat...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

I have an old home, circa 1920’s, I’m currently renovating in Saskatchewan, Canada. I want to add insulation on the exterior of the home. The house is currentl...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...Insulating Crawlspaces Properly As for how to convert your cottage to a house, there are a few options. Most of which, given your proximity to the ground woul...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...insulating your exterior walls would be.

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you prevent moisture from getting into a basement footing?

...insulating basements, whether that is insulation on the interior, the exterior, or both. You can expand the drawing and see greater details, but the short story...

Posted by Frank Liu June 24, 2020, 9:58 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the best practice to insulate a crawl space floor?

...Insulating Crawlspaces Properly Once your walls are closed in you will need to decide if you are heating the space or keeping it cool, that determines whether...

Posted by austin Fanning March 16, 2020, 8:55 a.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

What is your opinion on filling block foundations with concrete?

Our house is a little over 100 years old, with a cinderblock foundation walls in the basement. We’ve got a minor crack in the grout, and we were advised to fil...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:06 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses