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Testing for radon gas after renovations

...in a high risk area. https://radonkit.ca/radon-gas-map-for-canada-potential-radon-levels-across-canada/ Keep in mind that the risks of radon exposure in hom...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does the plastic vapor barrier go??

...insulation so the slab will retain some passive solar heat from the south facing windows in winter, avoiding having to put too much heat in to keep stuff from f...

Posted by Les Poldark Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulating and sealing the crawlspace walls and floor instead, and having it moderately heated to keep any pipes from freezing. If insulating between the joists...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.

...int ? Code doesn’t require any vapor retarder in my area. But I am also trying to avoid getting condensation on cold foundation wall in the winter during heatin...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...ing that you did, and great if it came out pure. If you have determined that there is no safety risk in keeping the Vermiculite in your attic and you plan to in...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...installing rigid insulation, a drainage matt and weeping tile. You can see a detail of that here on our page about how to insulate basements properly . Having...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...ints are henceforth insulated properly. I am considering installing foam board insulation with circumscribing spray foam in each rim joist (or maybe using purel...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses
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