Piers / Discussions

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...piers) into a garage with a 550 sq ft passive house on the main floor. Do you have recommendations for pre fab kits? I have seen the Kenogami Home and checked o...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...piers. The cottage crawlspace is uneven ranging from 30-36 inches. Exterior of crawlspace surrounded by pressure treated plywood skirting which has multiple ven...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

...Piers: Pros are low cost (marginally higher than screw piles), low tech so I could install myself, elevated foundation to manage slope, access to utilities and ...

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 2 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...piers which is also not insulated. Currently we have a pump bringing water from our lake. We close down the cottage for the winter and drain the water for the...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...piers - and adherred to the skim of mortar under the rim. Questions: 1) do you think an interior french drain to the sump is necessary? 2) spray foam insulati...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...piers and open underneath like most of the ones I'ves seen, then you may want to do that as well at some point. An easy way to do that is with spray foam, and w...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...piers instead of wheels, and keep your home at home! The other problems with the wheels, is that by having a house bounce down a highway it puts a lot of stre...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses