Proof / Discussions

What is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

...proofing coating that penetrates slightly, but mostly sits on top and hardens. So that surface is easily scratched, and a bit difficult to bring back to it’s or...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Where can we buy hurricane proof prefab homes in Florida?

...proof prefab kit houses, but if you join Ecohome as a member and fill out a request for kit house quote at the bottom of this page , we will have you in our sys...

Posted by Christopher Costas April 29, 2021, 3:21 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...proof. Here is our page on Choosing Insulation which will give you many options, and here you can check out Rockwool Insulation and this page here is about Ch...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you build a house ready for climate change?

...proof homes against some of the concerns you mention, it comes from design features we applied to the Kenogami house, our first demonstration house. It's a LEED...

Posted by Mike Joyce May 6, 2021, 8:47 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?

...proof painted cement and installed vapor barrier installed furring stripes and covered with plywood. Checked a year later before redoing the rest of the cement ...

Posted by Linds Cullen Dec. 31, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Are your prefab kit homes available in Central Florida?

...proof, designing and building homes to meet the challenges of their specific climate conditions is an essential part home design, so yes that would be factored ...

Posted by Johali Mathews Sept. 6, 2021, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...proof barrier on the exterior wall maybe 1 foot below the blocks help my cottage is in a 4 season Where are you located Denis? What you are talking about...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Can you use an HRV or ERV for radon removal in a dirt floor basement?

...proof membrane for basement floors , but that will cost you quite a bit more money and it may not be necessary for lower levels. How high are your levels by t...

Posted by Douglas Touart March 1, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

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

...proof poly. So I see a contradiction between the info on that page of the site and your reply, unless I am misunderstanding one or the other. The hyperlink in t...

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

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...proof and what with. Hey Rocky, At 2 inches thick EPS and XPS insulation both work as a vapor barrier, so no need to paint them first. Here's a project done r...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 15 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

We are currently living within the GTA area but looking to buy a land (within the next couple of years) about 2 hours away from the central Toronto area and bu...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...proofing membrane. Insulation if probably fine if the mortar between blocks is not cracked or blocks shifting at all, but read here as well first about what c...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

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

...proofing. If there's no apparent exterior waterproofing (something like this basement waterproofing is ideal ) then ask the developer to show you what they used...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 34 Responses