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How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulation is if you didn’t include a vapour barrier on the warm side of the insulation, meaning between the joists before the insulation. And due to the stac...

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

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...insulation and before reinstalling new insulation, be sure to do a thorough cleaning. When all the contaminated insulation is removed is the time to find wher...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...insulation can I use with the radient barrier? Hemp or wool? Where can I buy hemp? Thanks! Hi Pamella, You can order Hemp insulation through Ecohome , and h...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...insulation in a wall assembly. The best method of wood frame construction would always include continuous insulation on the exterior of walls, without that yo...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...insulation. Spray foam provides the insulation, vapour barrier as well as an air barrier, so it’s a nice all in one solution, though we would recommend you so...

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

The Kenogami house costs

...insulation for the Kenogami home vs a code built home? Basically wondering if the larger mortgage being carried for the expense to upgrade insulation, and to us...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...insulation (near R-4). If indoor air quality is a top priority for you, we would recommend you opt for the polyethylene foam insulation as it does not emit od...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

...insulation (where and when it is needed). This is exactly how we would build a slab, so we rely on insulation to protect the building from frost damage rather t...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

...insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fibreglass insulation vs new Rockwool and EPS) How do address the areas where the EPS is adjacent to the old insu...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...insulation layer. DJB Hi Douglas, T his sounds like a question for a structural engineer, and while we have a team here that deal with everything LEED & Passi...

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.

...insulation, fiberglass insulation or hemp insulation for example over your head during a rain storm and see if you get wet. Test one complete. Then, hold a batt...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How to insulation the outside of a log home

...insulation, in fact it could render the insulation ineffective by allowing cold air to circulate behind the insulation boards. And the answer is yes to instal...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...insulation has more insulation sitting on top, so there is no exposed 'top' as it were. But I'm thinking by 'top' you may mean the top vertical portion that wou...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Leak from attic

...insulation leading out to soffit , 6) some electrical wiring penetrating the ceiling and routed over the insulation 7) several areas of frost that have not ...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof?

...insulation Under 2" Cement slab Roof for weather [temp] insulation and water leaks, maybe 2 layers? the base for the roof will be Metal beams. Greetings R...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

...insulation is wrong and the insulation and the plastic barrier are creating the issue. What should be done to remedy this? Replace insulation with foam insulati...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...insulation on the exterior of a 2x6 wall, so we installed a plywood extension to allow the window to sit solidly, partly over the exterior board insulation. Our...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...insulation looks like foil but is a polymer. This from the company website in Canada "Quik-Therm multi-purpose insulation{MPI} is a continuous rigid foam insula...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses
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