Membranes / Discussions

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

Would like to put a green roof on our existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...membranes on both sides makes me nervous in combination with cellulose. In Ottawa, temp can drop to -25 in winter and reach +30 or more with high humidity in su...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...membranes is that they 'look' like typical vapor barriers when inspectors come by, but they are more breathable. Building Code has not kept up with building sci...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Where can I find supplies for a green roof?

Hi there! Thank you for your inspiring youtube video. Would you kindly let me know where I can find and order the supplies for the green roof? You make it lo...

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

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...membranes work and where to put them. And that’s just one way to do it and there are lots of ways to build basement properly, so I would say start with a look...

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

What's cheaper for total building costs, slab on grade or basement?

...membranes and insulate it well on all surfaces (including below footings which pretty much never happens), the cost would be a lot more than the standard baseme...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 24, 2020, 3:09 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...membranes, unless there has been a footing membrane included and I’ve never seen one installed that was at my doing. You an image of what a footing membrane loo...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...membranes is to always have a positive lap when joining two pieces of membrane together; However, this is not possible when just slapping on a piece of special ...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

Which house wrap is best?

...membranes as they adhere directly to the surface of sheathing rather than having to attach them with staples and nails, which lead to untold thousands of holes ...

Posted by Kathy Moller Aug. 2, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses