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What's the best detector & alarm for a back flow valve that has been installed by the utility?

...line (Naturally) is below grade and not readily accessible. There is a drain with P trap subject to collecting rain water. It may be a source for detecting sewe...

Posted by Tom Poe March 27, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

I live in a cold climate - Winnipeg Manitoba, and intend to install radiant heat in the concrete slab. As my basement is below the frost line, I’m not sure if ...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Why do I have condensation on my ceiling and how do I fix it?

...line meet the which I suspect is due to the cold air penetrating at the roof line. Can I solve thiis but reinstalling batts over the stud wall line when I rep...

Posted by bruce chambers Nov. 5, 2021, 5:42 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

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

...line on two sides and the exterior shell is cedar board/insulbrick covered by vinyl siding. I would like to stip it to the cedar board, putting a wrap over it, ...

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

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...line as I cannot find 4'' comfortboard in the offering.] I appreciate that 2 courses were used in order to break the thermal bridging effect but as mentioned in...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you install earth tubes for passive heating and cooling?

...line, so the foundation has not yet been laid. This seems like the perfect time to install earth tubes or some such system that will allow my home to be more pa...

Posted by Nancy Arevalo Aug. 19, 2021, 1:08 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses

Can I do a concrete deck with pilings from Legalett?

...line setbacks. This necessitates a costly retaining wall and chewing up a property I wish to 're-wild'. Your site introduced me to the innovative foundations ...

Posted by Pam Proctor Nov. 15, 2021, 7:18 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Rain being drawn through windows on new build.

...line in rural Victoria, Australia. The house was architect designed and, due to its location (highest point of ridge) it was designed with a cyclone rating. T...

Posted by Kylie Bonavia Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?

...line. These features make it difficult to completely seal the rim joist from internal moisture. If I can run the XPS straight up behind the new inner framed wal...

Posted by Ken Hunold Dec. 27, 2020, 7:22 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...line. We had 12 cm of water on the floor overnight. The basement was divided into two parts, with one half finished and one unfinished. I removed all the floori...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the ground temperature 4 feet down in Sudbury, Ontario?

Hi, how can I know the lowest ground temp in the Sudbury latitude up as far as temiskaming latitude? Ideally at various depths. Thanks for being there, Paul

Posted by Paul Bullock Oct. 8, 2020, 4:53 p.m. Concept and design 0 Responses

Questions regarding Gabion wall basket?

...line), the size or the intended use, but the page above should be helpful.

Posted by Jan Simms Sept. 16, 2021, 10:10 a.m. Landscaping 1 Responses

Are there Eco home prefab house models to visit and view?

...line, and hopefully actual show homes for viewing. Sorry we can't help more for the moment but we're working on it!

Posted by Roelof Cronje Aug. 31, 2021, 11:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...line while researching this topic. I was reluctant to insulate from the interior for the reasons you mentioned. House is an all block house including foundation...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...line, you can just lay down a sheet of insulation and move the frost line. And sometimes a skirt isn't even required, that depends on the climate and how well...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Where can I find supplies for a green roof?

...lines for membrane installation in terms of overlapping and taping and sealing like we did in that video, and you don’t wear golf shoes while doing it a put a b...

Posted by Nadia Naderi Oct. 8, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...line in a weeping tile conduit so it as well can be pulled out and replaced. To make future repairs even easier, we have seen builders install a second water li...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...line home HRV / ERV, and is often a choice for high performance builds like LEED, or Passive House where often no expense is spared in saving every BTU or Watt ...

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses