Moisture / Discussions

Does hydronic radiant cooling work?

...moisture problems as it can cause warm humid air to condense and put you at risk of mold and mildew forming. Even in the appropriate climate it is a fairly co...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 8:01 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

4" air pipe quality for air heated floor?

...moisture test to perform to ensure it is dry before installing the permanent heater. Their attention to detail and the support is really what makes this such an...

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...moisture, and it doesn’t impede the movement of moisture either. you can read more about thermal foil and rockwool on our choosing insulation guide page . But l...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...moisture inside walls. What you read about installing a poly vapor barrier on the outside of a building is not a wise. I’m wondering if perhaps you misread that...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...moisture damage and mold . This page here will have most of the answers you need – Best Practices for Insulating Crawlspaces So here are a few questions tha...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...moisture is. But running all the way down the wall to create a puddle on the floor is quite a lot. What you really need to do is address the high level of humid...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

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

...moisture inside. The following are a few pages that may help you make those decisions. Have a read through these, and as you get closer to making a decision fee...

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

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...moisture that can’t escape, and that is caused by the insulation blocking the soffit vents . I hate to bring you bad news but I think you need to strip it all o...

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

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...moisture and no risk of frost heave. The way they have done the outside seems fine, with a drainage membrane and backfill, so any issues would be on the inter...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...moisture sensitive insulation (like cellulose or fiberglass), rather consider rigid form boards or rock wool. Wait for a string of sunny days to do it, and make...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...moisture in the room, and by drying the walls and base of the shower afterwards with a squeegee. Leaving towels to dry in another room would also help. Don’t le...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you do insulation the outside of a log home?

...moisture to escape and it doesn’t need to be covered by a weather barrier. We have a specific guide page all about insulating exterior walls from the outside,...

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