Moisture damage in homes / Discussions

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...interior moisture ( from cooking, breathing, showering etc) from migrating through walls in winter can causing moisture damage. Allowing, and encouraging that t...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 15 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...ing as well, thereby taking out that possible weak spot where the vapour barrier joins in with your walls? Vapour barrier paint (or Vapor barrier paint in the U...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...Insulating hot water pipe s can show a savings of up to 20% on your total water heating costs . There are a few products used for insulating water lines , lik...

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

Which is the best basement insulation?

...moisture and water damage , so you should keep that in mind when choosing insulation for basements , along with how to design a wall so that they can dry in ord...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...insulation for your needs as well as determine the right amount of insulation for energy efficiency . Finding the best insulation really depends on individual c...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...ind it, and more directed for renovations. there is a page for building basements properly in new homes - Best practices for building basements in new homes ...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...initely dripping with consensation post-shower, and the stairwell one is also showing condensation damage with paint bubbling up around it. And they let in a lo...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...ing plumbing lines. Contractor says no insulation is required for building plumbing lines. Only wall insulation. I know many modern buildings (even in third wor...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...ince then. We’re hoping to deal with this before it grows into another roof repair. In the spring and summer, it is quite common for ants to enter homes in sear...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...ing moisture inside walls. It is also hydrophobic, meaning it is very resistant to moisture and water damage. There are many ‘all-in-one’ insulation products ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses