Preventing / Discussions

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...preventing air flow, but allowing moisture to dry. I understand that any number of air barrier is acceptable, but would inner, outer, or both be preferable? C...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

There are mold stains on the ceiling of my bathroom, spots about 1 cm in diameter each). I would like to know which non-toxic product I can use to remove them....

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

What is the best way to seal around windows?

I took off the trim around a sliding door during the summer in search of a pesky cricket, I found the cricket but I also found big gaps between window and fram...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...Preventing mold when you insulate your basement The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS rigid insulation boards I have a few questions that will help us...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...Preventing mold when insulating a basement Then, send that link to prospective contractors and if they don’t get it, call another one. For your specific case ...

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

How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?

...preventing the moisture in the indoor air from being absorbed into the drywall and permeating into the wall assembly. If you saw the building science video ab...

Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...Preventing mold when you insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly How to Control Radon Gas in Homes ...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...Preventing mold when you insulate your basement Using non-toxic building materials will help protect your indoor air quality , but most basements are built wr...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...Preventing Mold when you Insulate your Basement Building Better Basements: Bow to Insulate your Basement Properly Hi Mike, thank you for the info. T...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

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

...preventing it from drying. You’ve probably read on our site that the stud wall shouldn’t be right against the foundation wall; if it’s at all possible I would...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...Preventing Ice Dams & Icicles

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...Preventing mold when you insulate your basement Marmoleum : A healthy and non-toxic green flooring product The Difference Between an HRV and an ERV ...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...preventing water leaks. That means air seals around the exterior of windows and sloping window sills to make sure any water that may infiltrate can drain to the...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...Preventing moisture when you insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly New blowing agents for spray foam insu...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

Installing basement drain system and the contractor wants to install vents through the concrete floor at the wall Junction to drain moisture condensate from ba...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses